Hrithik Roshan is the latest Bollywood celebrity to openly support Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan after the star kid’s arrest in the Mumbai cruise drugs case. The War actor has written a letter to Aryan to inspire him to stay strong despite these testing times.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested Aryan on October 3 following the drug bust on Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship that took place on Saturday night (October 2). The NCB’s custody of Aryan Khan ends today, October 7.
HRITHIK ROSHAN’S LETTER TO ARYAN KHAN
In his letter addressed to Aryan Khan, Hrithik Roshan wrote, “My dear Aryan, Life is a strange ride. It’s great because it’s uncertain. It’s great cause it throws you curve balls, but god is kind. He gives only the toughest ones the toughest balls to play. You know you are chosen when amidst the chaos you can feel the pressure to hold your own. And I know you must feel it now. The anger, the confusion, the helplessness. Aaah , the very ingredients that are needed to burn the hero out from inside you. But be wary, those same ingredients could burn away the good stuff… the kindness, the compassion, the love. Allow yourself to burn, but just enough.. Mistakes, failings, victories, success… they’r all the same if you know which parts to keep with you and which parts to throw away from the experience. But know that you can grow better with them all. I’v known you as a kid and i’v 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 (sic).”
BOLLYWOOD SAYS ‘I STAND WITH SHAH RUKH KHAN’
Earlier, celebrities such as Hansal Mehta, Pooja Bhatt, Suniel Shetty, Mika Singh and Sussanne Khan had also spoken up in favour of Shah Rukh Khan. While Hansal Mehta said that people jumping to conclusions before allowing the law to take its course is ‘disrespectful and unfair’ to the parent and his relationship with his child, Mika Singh questioned if no one else was present on the ship except Aryan and the others who had been arrested.
Salman Khan had even visited SRK’s home, Mannat, to show his support. Alvira Khan, Seema Khan and Maheep Kapoor had also paid a visit to Mannat after Aryan Khan’s custody was extended till October 7. Sources revealed to India Today that Shah Rukh Khan’s co-stars, namely Rani Mukerji, Kajol, Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma had also reached out to him, expressing concern over the developments.