Actor and reality show star Ajaz Khan made the headlines in 2021, when he was detained by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at the Mumbai Airport, in a drug case. He was arrested the same year in March. Two years after his arrest, on 19 May 2023, he was granted bail from the Arthur Road jail. Now, in a recent interaction, he has revealed that his experiences inside the jail gave him depression and anxiety.
In an interview with the Times Of India, the Bigg Boss 7 contestant shared that one day in jail feels like a year. While he refused to comment on the person “who made the case against me (refers to Sameer Wankhede),” he wished him good luck. He revealed that he was considered guilty in the case, even before the verdict was out. Khan explained that not only did he miss out on work in the past 26 months, but also missed out on watching his son grow-up. ALSO READ: Bigg Boss Fame Ajaz Khan Gets BAIL In Drug Case After 2 Years; Wife Aisha Says ‘It’s A Happy Moment For Us, We Have Missed Him Immensely’
Shedding light on the tough life he lived in jail, quoted by DNA, he recalled, “Arthur Road jail is probably the most crowded in the world with 3,500 people imprisoned against the capacity of 800 prisoners. Ek toilet mein 400 log jaate hain. Imagine the state of that toilet! I went through anxiety and depression. It was tough but I had to survive for my family, which comprises my 85-year-old father, wife, and son.” ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 7 Fame Ajaz Khan Sent To Judicial Custody; Actor Isolated At A Mumbai Hospital After Testing Positive For COVID-19- EXCLUSIVE
Ajaz went on to share that he met many celebrities including former state home minister Anil Deshmukh, Sanjay Raut, Armaan Kohli, Aryan Khan, and Raj Kundra when he was in jail. The 43-year-old expressed how he would never wish this experience even on his enemy. Further during the interview, he revealed that he has written a book on his experience and wants to turn it into a web-series.
For the unversed, Ajaz was arrested with 31 tablets of Alprazolam, having a total weight of 4.5 grams.
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