Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s son, has been detained in Arthur Road jail since October 7. The star-kid had previously spent five days in the NCB’s custody. Following a narcotics raid on a Mumbai-Goa cruise ship on October 2, the 23-year-old was allegedly charged with drug consumption. NCB has been fighting his bail application, arguing that he is a part of a “illicit drug chain” and that if freed on bail, he will tamper with the evidence. Moreover, after two court sessions on his bail application, the court has deferred its decision until October 20. (Wednesday).
Will Aryan Khan be released today after an 18-day detention? At his Mannat home, hopes are high. A close friend of the couple believes that this is a life-or-death situation for the parents.
“Neither Shah Rukh nor Gauri are very devout. But when it comes to our children we all become god-fearing and superstitious. Aryan’s parents have been praying a lot. They haven’t been getting much sleep. If their son doesn’t get bail today, they wouldn’t know what to do,” BH quoted a friend of SRK-Gauri as saying.
The scenario in which the Khans find themselves is described as “Kafkaesque” by one of their friends. “They don’t know what exactly their son is guilty of. They just want him home. They want Aryan to be under house arrest for at least two months. No parties, no late nights. Not even outings with friends. Aryan will have to be very careful of the company that he keeps from now, and his parents will make sure of that,” says a family friend.