Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan was granted bail by the Bombay High Court on Thursday in connection with a drug bust case onboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast on October 3. Following Aryan Khan's arrest, several stars came forward to show their support to SRK and Gauri. This includes Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Bhatt, among others. Several celebrities, including Sonam Kapoor, Sonu Sood and Swara Bhasker, reacted to Aryan's bail plea verdict too.
Now, Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan's close friend, has reacted. The actor, speaking to the media in Mumbai, said that the Bombay High Court verdict comes as a ‘huge relief.’ She on Friday was at the Special NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) court to sign a Rs 1 lakh bond for Aryan after the bail conditions were explained by the Bombay High Court. Juhi was the surety for Aryan.
“I'm just happy that it's all over and Aryan Khan will come home very soon. I think it's a big relief for everybody,” she told ANI. “Abb bachchaa ghar aa jaayega,” she added.
Aryan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde told ANI, “Bail formalities are completed. Surety of Juhi Chawla has been accepted. We are moving ahead. You will soon see Aryan out. Juhi Chawla has known him since birth. Juhi Chawla is signing the bail bonds."
Meanwhile, Aryan Khan was not released from jail Thursday night as the court had to pass detailed orders by Friday evening, a report published in Indianexpress.com said. And it is now being reported that Aryan Khan will not be released from the Arthur Road Prison on Friday too. The news agency ANI reported citing Arthur Road prison officials that the physical copy of the release order has to reach the 'bail box' outside the prison by 5.30pm to make sure that release is done on the same day. "Jail superintendent Nitin Waychal said jail officials wait until 5.35pm, but if the release order reaches the prison after 5.35pm, then the case gets transferred to the next morning," the report added.
Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan, along with a few others, was arrested by the NCB on October 3 in connection with the seizure of banned drugs onboard a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast. Aryan was sent to 14-day judicial custody on October 7 and has been lodged at the Arthur Road jail since then. SRK had moved the High Court after both Magistrate and Sessions courts rejected Aryan's bail plea.
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