By Nital Jain
The entire country was buzzed when Aryan Khan son of the Bollywood superstar, Shahrukh Khan was detained with seven others by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Saturday for a drug scandal. Aryan Khan was present in a rave party on a cruise going from Mumbai to Goa loaded with banned drugs and was arrested by the NCB under sections 8C, 20B, 27 and 35 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
NCB claimed to have seized 13grams of cocaine, 21grams of hash, 22 pills of MDMA and 5 grams of mephedrone and more than 1.3lakhs of cash, suspected to be the proceeds of the sale of all these drugs. The raid was conducted by Sameer Wankhede and his team of undercovers on a cruise ship after a tip-off.
As of today, 13th October Aryan Khan has been in the custody of the NCB and hasn’t got bail as I am writing this article
Although it has been said that Aryan Khan has been very obedient to the law and is also helping the cops in their investigation, he has also submitted a four-page written statement that has been surfing the internet.
For Bollywood stars this frenzy over Aryan Khan being abused for using drugs didn’t come as a shock, many of these stars came in support for Aryan Khan while others admitted that they have used these drugs at some point in their lives, from Sanjay Dutt to Hritik Roshan and also Kangana Ranaut, a lot of these stars spoke up.
On Thursday. Hritik Roshan penned down a note for Aryan Khan on Instagram and extended his support after the 23-year-old was arrested. Hrithik wrote “I’v known you as a kid and i’v known you as a man. Own it. Own everything you experience. They’r your gifts. Trust me. In time when you connect the dots… I promise you , It’s gonna make sense. Only if you have stared the devil in his eyes and kept your calm. Keep calm . Observe. These moments are the makers of your Tom. And Tom is going to have a brilliant sun shining. But for it , you must go thru the dark. Calm , still , owning your own. And trusting the light. Within. It’s always there . Love you man .”
Alia Bhatt took to the comment section and dropped a heart in support of Aryan Khan and not only Alia Hrithik’s ex-wife Sussanne Khan also commented “true to this..”Other Bollywood celebrities like Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Dia Mirza and many more also liked the post showing their support.
After Hrithik’s post, Kangana also broke her silence and reacted to Aryan’s case on an Instagram story, “Now all Mafia Pappu coming to Aaryan Khan’s defence… We make mistakes but we mustn’t glorify them… I trust this will give him perspective and also make him realise the consequences of his actions… Hopefully, it can evolve him and make him better and bigger.
It’s good not to gossip about someone when they are vulnerable but it’s criminal to make them feel that they did no wrong.” Shatrughan Sinha also said that he believes “Shahrukh Khan is the reason why Aryan is being targeted.”
Everyone in the b-town and the country holds similar opinions because Aryan Khan has been in jail since the past 10 days and denied bail, which is extremely uncommon in such cases.
Since Aryan’s arrest, a few friends of the family also visited Mannat to show their support, Salman Khan, Maheep Kapoor, Pooja Bhatt, etc.
Apart from the support from Bollywood, Actor Shahrukh Khan’s fans have also left placards outside Mannat, showing their support for their beloved star in these testing times, #WeStandWithSRK also trends on Twitter after Aryan Khan’s arrest.
A wide section of Twitterati is also crying foul saying that he was not the only one present in the rave party; but he has been selectively subjected to abnormal procedure. Is Aryan really just the victim of his father’s fame?
The question remains unanswered as the opinion is sharply divided. We in Filmi Files can only hope that the justice is done in this case.