Shah Rukh Felt He And His Son Aryan Were Painted As ‘Monsters’

Mumbai: What Shah Rukh Khan and his family went through when Aryan Khan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs-on-cruise case last year can be imagined.

The Bollywood superstar, however, maintained a stoic silence, keeping faith in his lawyers and letting law take its own course as his son spent nearly four weeks in Arthur Road jail.

Now that the NCB has given a clean chit to Aryan, an official of the agency revealed what a distressed Shah Rukh told him during the course of investigation.

NCB deputy director (operations) Sanjay Singh, who headed the Special Investigations Team (SIT) formed to investigate the case after it was shifted from the Sameer Wankhede-led Mumbai zone, said Shah Rukh raised concerns about Aryan’s physical and mental well-being when his son was in custody.

Singh told India Today that Shar Rukh had requested to be allowed to meet Aryan and keep him company through the night, but wasn’t allowed to do so.

Shah Rukh maintained that his son was being ‘vilified’ without evidence.

In one of their conversations, a teary-eyed Shah Rukh told Singh, ‘We have been painted as some kind of big criminals or monsters who are out to destroy society and we find going to work tough every day,’ the NCB official revealed.

Aryan was arrested on October 3 last year after an NCB raid on a cruise ship outside Mumbai. He could return home only on October 30 after being finally granted bail.

NCB filed the chargesheet two weeks ago, where Aryan’s name was not mentioned as no drugs were found on him during the investigations.

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