The drug issue involving Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan appears to have impacted the superstar’s future endeavours. On October 2, the Narcotics Control Bureau nabbed around eight persons after unexpectedly raiding a passenger cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai. Onboard, the NCB discovered a gathering where narcotics were being consumed. Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was detained and ultimately arrested for using illegal narcotics.
Shah Rukh, who was last seen in 2017’s Zero, has been juggling Pathan and South filmmaker Atlee’s next over the past three months. The actor was supposed to kick off Pathan’s first overseas schedule on October 10 in Spain, where they were going to shoot a magnificent love number in Mallorca and Cádiz with his Pathan co-star Deepika Padukone. Filmmaker Siddharth Anand was also planning to shoot some action scenes.
However, a source reveals that everything has been put on hold. “The next bail hearing of Aryan is scheduled for October 7. The production team has decided to put the shooting on hold. The three week schedule has now been pushed indefinitely. Apart from Spain, the unit were also going to shoot some important sequences in Russia with the same unit that recently wrapped up the Tiger 3 schedule featuring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. All the units have been asked to stand by for the time.”
SRK is also set to star in Atlee’s next film, in which he will reportedly play a double role. Last month, the actor completed his schedule in Pune and also shot some action sequences in Mumbai’s Filmcity. He was planning to start shooting in South Mumbai on October 3 for about a week, but that has also been put back. “BD Petit Parsee General Hospital in Cumballa Hill where they were going to shoot for a week and wrap up the first schedule. But for now everything is delayed. SRK will only return on the sets once everything related to his son settles down,” says the source.
While Pathan will also star John Abraham, Atlee’s next film is said to feature Nayanthara, Sanya Malhotra, Yogi Babu, and Sunil Grover. According to reports, Shah Rukh is also collaborating with Rajkumar Hirani on a social drama about immigration with Taapsee Pannu as the leading lady.