Police in India’s Mumbai stopped fans from gathering outside the house of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for his birthday, a yearly tradition between the fans and actor.
The Dilwale star turned 56 on Tuesday but was not at his home Mannat. In previous years he has celebrated his big day with fans, going up onto the balcony to wave to them. Last year he asked fans not to gather due to the pandemic.
Hordes of fans gathered outside his house at night.
This year, however, he and his son Aryan shifted to their farmhouse in Alibaug. The police who prevented fans from gathering claimed to have a message from his manager who said the actor wasn’t home.
Aryan was recently granted bail by the Bombay High Court in a case relating to the possession of narcotics. As part of his bail conditions, he had to surrender his passport and appear before the Narcotics Control Bureau every Friday for questioning. He arrived home on Saturday and has since been keeping a low profile.
He was arrested during an October 2 raid on a cruise ship in Mumbai and charged with possession of narcotics. He was remanded into NCB custody till October 7 and presented in court. He was presented in court again on October 8, October 14 and October 20 his bail plea was rejected each time. He then finally approached the Bombay High Court and was granted relief after three straight days of hearings.
The NCB said it recovered 13 grams of cocaine, five grams of MD, 21 grams of charas and 22 pills of MDMA, and 133,000 INR during the raid, however, none of the recovered narcotics were in Aryan’s possession. The NCB argued that that was immaterial and said he was a “regular consumer of drugs” according to his WhatsApp conversations. Aryan's lawyer, on the other hand, contended that the conversations were taken out of context and did not relate to the use of drugs.