‘Shah Rukh Khan Is Definitely The Reason Why He Is Being Targeted’, Says Shatrughan Sinha On Aryan Khan’s Arrest
Shah Rukh Khan is having a tough time after his son Aryan Khan’s arrest in the Mumbai cruise drug case. Many stars have come out in support of Badshah Khan and his son in these difficult times. Joining the bandwagon is the veteran actor and now politician Shatrughan Sinha.
Recently, Sinha has come forward in support of Shah Rukh Khan. He has criticized the way Aryan Khan is being “used” in the cruise ship case. The actor has said that Aryan is being targeted because he is Shah Rukh Khan’s son.
Shatrughan stated, “We cannot say that it’s his religion that has come in the way, but some people have begun using that subject now, which is not right at all. Whoever is an Indian is the son of India and all are equal under our constitution. Shah Rukh is definitely the reason why the boy is being targeted. There are other names like Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant, but nobody is talking about them,” he told a leading daily.
He also pointed out how Deepika Padukone was in focus in a similar case earlier, though other names were also involved.
Last week, when only a few people came out in support of Aryan Khan, Shatrughan Sinha was asked about the silence of people in the industry in the matter. He replied to the same by saying, “Will the government tackle the repercussions if a person from Bollywood says something? In such cases, our people have to bear the brunt. There have been protests outside their houses. So, they say let’s not do it. When you talk about casting couch or drugs, you judge any industry by the majority.”
He further added, “Have you heard anything of this sort about the late Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand, or me? There are certain incidents and these are all accusations, nothing has been proved yet. So, this is important to understand. Out of many good things, there is just one single flaw in the film industry. It is not united; it does not have a platform of its own. There should be an attitude of gratitude but at times selfish attitudes can be seen here.”
For the unversed, the team of anti-drugs agency, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship off Mumbai coast on October 2 night. The officials arrested eight people including Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Seth Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Vikrant Chhoker, Ismeet Singh, Nupur Sarika, Gomit Chopra and Mohak Jaswal. The hearing for Aryan’s bail plea has been rejected twice as of now. His next hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.