ARYAN Khan is the son of Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan and is best known for his work as a children’s voice actor.
On October 3, 2021, he was arrested while attending a celebrity event in Mumbai, India. Here’s all you need to know.
Who is Aryan Khan?
Born on November 13, 1997, Aryan is the eldest son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and interior designer Gauri Khan.
As a young man, he won the Alkaim for dubbing the dialogue for the character of Tez in the Bollywood film ‘Hum Lajawab Hain’ in 2004.
It was so well received that it received the award for best child artist in dubbing.
The young prodigy has continued this work ever since and more recently gave his voice to the character of “Simba” in the Hindi version of “The Lion King”.
In his older years, Aryan also trained in martial arts and has a black belt in Taekwondo.
His skills were so impressive that he won a gold medal at the Maharashtra Taekwondo competition in 2010.
However, from his early days as an athlete, he pursued a career in the film industry, but chose not to act like his famous father.
Speaking previously on David Letterman’s show, Father Shah said: “Aryan doesn’t want to be an actor, he wants to make movies, to become a director and is training for that in the United States.”
And in 2021, Aryan Khan confirmed to his 1.5 million Instagram followers that he graduated from the University of Southern California.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, film arts, film and television production,
Why was Aryan Khan arrested?
Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3, 2021, following a raid at a party on a cruise ship off Mumbai the night before.
The charges against Aryan Khan include the purchase, possession and use of prohibited substances.
The raid was carried out by the NCB, which said it provided 13 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas, 22 MDMA pills and 5 grams of MD, as reported by NDTV.
It was part of an ongoing investigation by Indian authorities into am alleged Bollywood drug ring, followed the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June, which was ruled as suicide.
So far, a number of stars have been questioned in connection with the alleged clandestine operation, including actress Deepika Padukone.
Many are being investigated due to WhatsApp conversations that apparently dealt with drugs.
Speaking on October 3, his lawyer, Satish Maneshinde, requested bail.
He said: “Aryan had no ticket, cabin or seat on the cruise. He was there because he was invited.”
“He didn’t even have a boarding pass. Nothing was found on him. He was arrested solely on the basis of the chat. “