Johnny Lever, who has co-starred with Shah Rukh Khan in many films, stands in solidarity with him, as he and his family reel under his son Aryan Khan's arrest in a Mumbai cruise drug bust case. The veteran actor took to social media on Friday and posted a throwback picture from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He chose not to use any words, and instead used a flexed bicep emoji which strongly hinted at asking SRK to stay strong in these trying times.
Aryan Khan and seven other accused in the case were remanded in 14-day judicial custody on Thursday. The court had rejected the NCB's plea for their further custody for interrogation. A Mumbai court then on Friday rejected Aryan's bail plea, an India Today report said.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, Taapsee Pannu, who is not known to mince words, also spoke about the ongoing case. “That’s a part and parcel of being a public figure. And, that’s a baggage every public figure’s family also carries, whether they like it or not. You have the positives of enjoying a star status and this is the kind of negative that also comes with it,” Taapsee told ETimes.
Elaborating her stand on the topic, Taapsee emphasised, “If it’s a family of a big star, you also enjoy the perks of that, right? So, there’s a negative side also that you end up facing. As far as you’re prepared to face the consequences after going through the trial officially, you know you don’t really have to bother.”
She also highlighted the drawbacks of stardom and added, “I think with that kind of stardom level, you’re aware of the scrutiny that’s going to happen. It’s not like ki kahan se aa gaya pata nahi chala. I’m sure they know the kind of repercussions of things that are going to happen. With that kind of star status, that person is very well aware of what can happen.”
The NCB has reportedly so far arrested 18 people, including Aryan Khan, in connection with the said case. Aryan Khan's lawyer has reportedly claimed no drugs were recovered from his client's possession. He is currently lodged in Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, multiple reports have said.