Watch: When SRK said Aryan 'can do drugs' in an interview

Superstar’s old tease is going viral post son’s arrest and netizens can’t believe he’ll be made to eat his words.

Entertainment Desk October 06, 2021

An old interview of Shah Rukh Khan has resurfaced after his son, Aryan Khan, was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drugs case when a Mumbai cruise ship was raided.

The interview from the show Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, which has gone viral now, sees Simi telling the superstar, “I'm sure you're going to spoil your son.” In response, SRK quips, “No, not at all. I've just told him that when he is three or four-years-old, he can run after girls, smoke as much as he wants, do drugs, have sex, womanise. I mean it’s nicer to start early; he should enjoy and have fun. He should do everything I have not."

Although it is evident that even with a straight face, the then young SRK is only being sarcastic in an attempt to express how much he'll be spoiling his son. But netizens can’t believe he’ll be made to eat his words in view of the odds that have stacked against Aryan, ironically and partially in line with what he said.

On Monday, actor Fahad Mustafa had also shared his thoughts on the growing drug addiction among youngsters. Taking to Twitter, the Na Maloom Afraad actor had written, “Drugs are really damaging our youth and are so easily available in schools, colleges and universities. Our government needs to keep a check on this and as parents, its okay to keep an eye on children.”

He also advised parents to “discipline” their children by telling them to “get back home before Maghrib. Azaadi ho choot nahi!” he had remarked.

On the same day, an Indian court had extended NCB’s custody of Aryan, Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant till October 7, after the agency recovered intermediate quantity of drugs from the latter. Aryan and Mumum had accompanied Arbaaz on the cruise ship that was raided, reported Hindustan Times.

Arbaaz is a friend of Aryan’s and a resident of Bandra while Munmun is a fashion designer from Madhya Pradesh. NCB also found several chats on Aryan’s phone, unveiling his connection to drug dealers. Aryan’s chats showed the nexus, containing discussions of cash transactions, including international transactions.

However, Advocate Satish Maneshinde, appearing for Aryan, had refuted the appeal for extension of custody by contending that Aryan’s chats alone could not prove his involvement in any drug sale, purchase or consumption. He had argued that the 23-year-old only knew Arbaaz, from whom 6 grams of charas was allegedly seized.

On Saturday night – acting on a specific tip-off – NCB had raided a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast that was waiting to set sail to Goa, busting a party where drugs were allegedly being used. Following this, on Sunday afternoon, the agency had arrested Aryan for alleged possession and consumption of illegal drugs.

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