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Suniel Shetty wants ‘a breather’ for Aryan Khan amid cruise rave controversy: ‘He’s a kid’

Oct 03, 2021 02:42 PM IST

Actor Suniel Shetty has asked for more sensitivity from the media after Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was questioned by the NCB after a cruise party raid.

Suniel Shetty has voiced his support for Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan after he was detained and questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau on Saturday. The NCB raided a cruise party off the shore of Mumbai where Aryan had arrived as a guest. It also reportedly found drugs on board.

Aryan Khan is being questioned by the NCB.
Aryan Khan is being questioned by the NCB.

Speaking at an event, Suniel asked for a breather for Aryan. “I would like to say that wherever there is a raid, several people are caught. And we assume that this child must have consumed drugs or this child must have done it. But the proceedings are on, let’s give that child a breather,” he said.

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The actor added, “Whenever something happens in Bollywood, the media scrutinises everything and jumps to conclusions. Give the child an opportunity. Let the real reports come out. Baccha hai (He’s a kid). Taking care of him is our responsibility.”


NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede said, “Shah Rukh Khan’s son, Aryan Khan is being questioned by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in its Ballard Estate office at south Mumbai. He was on a cruise ship where agency raided in the night and busted rave party.”

Apart from Aryan Khan, the other detainees were identified as Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker, Gomit Chopra and Arbaaz Merchant, an NCB official told PTI, adding that different drugs like MDMA, ecstasy, cocaine, MD (mephedrone) and charas were recovered from them during the raid conducted on Saturday evening. 

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The anti-drug agency has registered an FIR in connection with the party, he said. Based on a tip-off that a party was scheduled on the ship, an NCB team, led by Wankhede, had raided the Goa-bound Cordelia cruise ship on Saturday evening and recovered drugs from some of the passengers, the official said.

“During the operation, the suspects were searched and different drugs were recovered from them, which they had hidden in their clothes, undergarments and purses. The detained persons will be produced in a court later in the day after the legal formalities get over,” the NCB official said. 

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan were reportedly seen on their way to Aryan on Sunday afternoon. Neither has commented on the case.

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