Actor and Politician Shatrugan Sinha has come forward in support of Shah Rukh Khan, and criticised the way Aryan Khan is being “used” in the cruise ship case.
Shatrughan Sinha has said that Aryan is being targeted because he is Shah Rukh Khan’s son. “We cannot say that it’s his religion that has come in the way, but some people have begun using that subject now, which is not right at all. Whoever is an Indian is the son of India and all are equal under our constitution. Shah Rukh is definitely the reason why the boy is being targeted. There are other names like Munmun Dhamecha and Arbaaz Merchant, but nobody is talking about them,” he told a leading daily.
He further called the film industry a ‘bunch of scared folks’.
When asked about the silence of people in the industry in the matter, Shatrughan Sinha said, “Will the government tackle the repercussions if a person from Bollywood says something? In such cases, our people have to bear the brunt. There have been protests outside their houses. So, they say let’s not do it. When you talk about casting couch or drugs, you judge any industry by majority.”
He added, “Have you heard anything of this sort about the late Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand or me? There are certain incidents and these are all accusations, nothing has been proved yet. So, this is important to understand. Out of many good things, there is just one single flaw in the film industry. It is not united; it does not have a platform of its own. There should be an attitude of gratitude but at times selfish attitudes can be seen here.”
While a lot of discussion is taking place over Aryan Khan’s case on social media, Bollywood has generally observed a silence on the same. However, there have been many stars who have extended their support to Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan by visiting Mannat. Recently, Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan paid a visit to SRK and Gauri at their residence Mannat. Earlier, it was Karan Johar who was spotted outside Mannat.