Bollywood has often provided a window into Mumbai's gritty underworld. Thus far, our understanding has been mostly restricted to reel versions of Sanjay Dutt and John Abraham going around kicking ass and taking names. But according to Mumbai police, Ram Gopal Verma’s repeated exploitation of everything remotely associated with the underworld isn't the only connection Bollywood has with the city's drug-infested underbelly.
According to a new report, drug dealers use the names of Bollywood celebrities as code words to facilitate their deals.
So when they are talking about Katrina Kaif or Priyanka Chopra, they’re not necessarily referring to the two most powerful actresses in Bollywood at the moment. They're probably talking about smack or LSD.
Other celebrity names that form part of this bizarre lingo are Kangana Ranaut (Afeem), Ranbir Kapoor (Host), Nargis Fakhri (Ecstasy) and Ranveer Singh, which is code for 'peddler'.
Bet you didn't see that coming.