What next for Aryan Khan?

The feeling that Aryan Khan is being targeted for being who he is, has been growing within the entertainment industry and among fans of Shah Rukh Khan. Even those who are not Khan fans

Aryan Khan (Photo Courtesy: PTI)
Aryan Khan (Photo Courtesy: PTI)
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Subhash K Jha

Even as you read this a battery of lawyers are mulling over the legal options open to get Aryan Khan out of jail on bail.

The honorable court’s decision to send Shah Rukh Khan’s eldest to the harshest prison in Mumbai has sent chills up the entertainment industry spine. A young upcoming actor who spent a month in the same prison tells me, “A stint there, no matter how long or short, scars you for life, destroys your self-confidence. You can’t eat or drink water because then you have to use the toilets which are over-flooded with faeces streaming all over the floors. You can’t sleep because there is no bed or mattress. You can only pray that the rapists and sex offenders don’t recognize you because if they know who you are, they target you in ways that you don’t even want to think about.”

The feeling that Aryan Khan is being targeted for being who he is, has been growing within the entertainment industry and among fans of Shah Rukh Khan. Even those who are not Khan fans.

Sources close to Shah Rukh say he will be meeting his son soon. Contrary to some reports, Aryan has not met his father since the arrest.


A close family friend rubbishes reports of Aryan getting food clothes and other amenities from home. “By the way all this talk of Aryan getting special treatment is a whole lot of hogwash. For all his pampered upbringing, and life in the lap of luxury, blah blah, Aryan is a tough boy. He won’t crack up and crumble, if that’s the plan.”

In an interview with me several years back Shah Rukh had said, “I’m always happy with what I do. I’ve never been happier. I’ve a unique way of dealing with life. I never fight it. I take it on its own terms. I first go with the flow and then I overtake it. So far I’ve never had to fight against fate.”

It looks like it’s time to fight against fate.

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