Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan‘s son Aryan made headlines this week after several news outlet reported that he, along with seven other individuals, were arrested in Mumbai by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with alleged drug bust on a cruise ship over the weekend.
The news about the case broke out after a purported video of the 23-year-old during the raid began making its rounds on social media. Aryan has been arrested by the agency on charges of possession, purchase and use of banned substances, the NCB has said as reported by media outlet NDTV.
Another video showed him being taken to court where he was sent to the agency’s custody. In a statement posted earlier on Sunday (3rd October), the drugs control agency confirmed that Aryan was among the eight people detained to assist in the investigation. “All eight, including Aryan Khan, are being questioned. Further action will be taken based on their given statements,” the agency said.
During the raid, 13 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of cannabis, 22 MDMA pills and 5 grams of mephedrone (MD) drugs were seized by the police. It is understood that Aryan is currently in the process of being interrogated by the NCB and could be prosecuted under the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) 1985.
Soon after the reports came to light, Aryan’s personal social media has been flooded with tons of hateful remarks left by netizens. According to mStar, his IG post dated back on 12th September 2019 recorded the highest achievement, with over 16,000 comments. While Aryan’s final Instagram update (uploaded on 15th August 2021) has so far received up to 15k comments at the time of writing (Monday, 4th October).
For those who don’t know, Aryan Khan is the eldest of Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri Khan’s three children and a graduate from the School of Cinematic Arts from the University of Southern California (USC). So far, the “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” star has yet to issue any statements about the drug case involving his son.