Aryan Khan crisis’ major fall-out: More star kids will study abroad

Star kids are a breed under attack. Or so Bollywood’s parents seem to believe.

Aryan Khan
Aryan Khan

Subhash K Jha

Star kids are a breed under attack. Or so Bollywood’s parents seem to believe. After Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan was arrested on charges of narcotics consumption, parents of star children have begun to do an auto-rethink on their sons’ future.

Is it safe for star kids to stay in India?

No, seems to be the current answer.

A star-parent whose son is about to be launched (and who is not a Muslim) admitted things don’t look good for star children in this country. “And I mean privileged children from any walk of life, why just the entertainment industry? But yes, more eyes are focused on celebrities from the glamour industry. Our children are more vulnerable than children of entrepreneurs and politicians because we are more loved by people.”

A star father admitted that he would have had second thoughts about a career for his son in Bollywood if the Aryan episode had happened earlier.

Parents in Bollywood are seriously thinking of packing off their children to ‘safer’ places.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s two children are now being schooled in Dubai. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s two children Taimur and Jehangir will attend boarding school in England just like their father.

Aamir Khan’s words in 2015 about the safety of his children now reverberate across the entertainment industry.

At a summit, Aamir had said, “When I chat with Kiran at home, she says ‘Should we move out of India?’ That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make. She fears for her child. She fears what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day. ….People who are our elected representatives, people who we select to look after us for five years, State or Centre... when people take the law into their hands, we look upon these people to take a strong stance, to make a strong statement, speed up the legal process, when we see that happening there is a sense of security but when we don’t see that happening there is a sense of insecurity.”

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