“I am a 23 yr old with no prior antecedents. I am from respectable family, my parents, siblings are here. I hold Indian passport. I have roots in the society, cannot abscond. There is no question of tampering of evidence or accused. The electronic evidence is taken, the other accused are in custody,” stated Satish Maneshinde in his concluding arguments while defending Aryan Khan. The star son was arrested on October 3 and sent to NCB custody till October 7, post which, he was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. Aryan was sent to Arthur Road jail while senior advocate Satish Manshinde argued for his bail. According to the lawyer, no banned substance was recovered from Aryan Khan and that he was simply attending the bash as a VVIP invitee.
Several Bollywood celebrities have been extending support to Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri and Aryan Khan. From strongly worded social media posts to visiting SRK’s Mannat and defending Aryan Khan – celebrities have been expressing solidarity to the family. Fans of SRK have also been supporting the actor on social media, while a few also visited Mannat to stand by their beloved star. Penning a heartfelt note for Aryan, Hrithik Roshan had shared on Instagram, “I’ve known you as a kid and i’ve known you as a man. Own it. Own everything you experience. They’r your gifts. Trust me. In time when you connect the dots… I promise you, It’s gonna make sense. Only if you have stared the devil in his eyes and kept your calm. Keep calm. Observe. These moments are the makers of your Tom. And Tom is going to have a brilliant sun shining. But for it, you must go thru the dark. Calm, still, owning your own. And trusting the light. Within. It’s always there. Love you man.”