Shatrughan Sinha has spoken out in support of Shah Rukh Khan, slamming the way Aryan Khan is being “used” in the cruise ship issue.
Aryan is being targeted, according to Shatrughan Sinha, since he is Shah Rukh Khan’s son. “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 referred to the film industry as a “bunch of scared people.” In an interview with Hindustan Times last week, Shatrughan Sinha was asked about the industry’s silence on the issue. To this, he said, “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 majority.”
He 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.”
On the night of October 2, a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team busted an alleged narcotics party on the Cordelia Cruise ship, which was on its route to Goa. Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Seth Merchant, Munmun Dhamecha, Vikrant Chhoker, Ismeet Singh, Nupur Sarika, Gomit Chopra, and Mohak Jaswal were among the eight people detained. The hearing for Aryan’s bail application is set for Wednesday.