Fact Check: Was Aryan Khan Slapped By NCB Officer?
Mumbai: While the country is abuzz with news about Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan being in custody over drug charges, a post claiming that a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officer has slapped Aryan is going viral on social media.
The post claims that NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede slapped Aryan twice in custody. The post also passes a judgement saying that if Shah Rukh Khan had slapped his son earlier, Aryan would not have become ‘a spoilt child and a drug addict’.
The caption reads: “NCB officer Sameer Wankhede is Bollywood’s real ‘Singham’. A signature dialogue is quite popular at Bollywood parties – Dhuan dheere uda, nahi to Wankhede aa jayega. Aur Wankhede apne baap ki bhi nahi sunta. After his son was arrested, Shah Rukh called up Wankhede and requested him to take care of Aryan. Wankhede asked Shah Rukh to be on hold. He then called up Aryan and slapped him twice. Naturally, Shah Rukh was enraged. But Wankhede told him, ‘Mr. Khan, had you slapped your son in time, he wouldn’t have been sitting here in front of me. You allowed your kids to splurge, provided them all the modern amenities but failed in the role of a father to guide them. He will be out soon but won’t be able to forget this slap. Hopefully, he will learn a lesson from this.’ Wankhede quipped and then disconnected.”
However, this story is believed to be a figment of imagination as there is no proof regarding the claims and it has not been carried by any reputed news media.
Sameer Wankhede has also refuted the claims. Aryan’s lawyers have also not brought it up in court.
Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3 during a raid on an alleged rave party on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai.