Shah Rukh Khan was moved to tears after bail was granted to his son Aryan. Aryan’s lawyer, Mukul Rohatgi told a news channel, “Shah Rukh Khan shed tears of joy.”
“He has been very, very worried the last three-four days that I was there and I’m not even sure whether he had proper meals. He was just having coffee after coffee. And he was very, very worried. And I could see a big sense of relief, yeah, on the father’s face last time I met him,” Rohatgi stated.
In a fresh twist in the case, a key witness has alleged that he was “forced” to sign “blank papers” at the NCB’s office in connection with the case.
In an affidavit before the court, Prabhakar Sail, who made the allegations, said he was a personal bodyguard of Kiran Gosavi, reportedly a private investigator. Sail also alleged that there was a threat to his life.
Gosavi was present during the raid on the ship and was seen in a selfie with Aryan Khan after his arrest.
The case has been dominating media headlines. While there has been no official statement from Shah Rukh Khan, some Bollywood personalities have defended Aryan Khan. Experts have also criticised what they say is the “excessive media gaze” around his arrest.
Many Bollywood actors and TV personalities have been under scrutiny since last year in what appears to be an investigation into claims of widespread drug use in the Hindi film industry.
In 2020, the narcotics agency questioned at least four actresses, including Deepika Padukone, but none have been accused of any wrongdoing.
Rising concern of Bollywood drug related cases has prompted investigation after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, whose ex-girlfriend was investigated in connections with drugs.
Aryan Khan’s case will continue to be investigated whilst he is on bail.
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