Aryan Khan in the allegedly drug cruise case will be released from custody on Saturday after 25 days.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who was granted bail with the likes of Juhi Chawla by the Bombay High Court in a drugs case on Thursday, will be released early on Saturday as the jail’s 5:30 pm deadline for document submission passed on Friday while his legal team made a mad dash to get all bail papers in order in the court.
On Friday, SRK’s co-star and his long-time friend Juhi Chawla played a crucial part in Aryan’s release. The actress was present at the Mumbai Sessions Court to stand surety for Aryan, who has been asked to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh. This means that she would be legally responsible if SRK’s son fails to pay the money.
This was one of the most important steps for the court to send release paperwork to Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail, where Aryan has spent 22 days. Talking to CNN-News18, Juhi Chawla said, “The family has a sense of relief. It is over.” When asked about Aryan’s release from jail, the actress looked baffled and said, “I don’t know that he won’t come out today.” Chawla also informed the reporters that all due process related to the court has been completed.
Chawla, 53, was one of SRK’s earliest co-stars and the pair starred in many blockbusters including Darr, Yes Boss and Ram Jaane, among others. Along with Khan, she had co-founded the production company Dreamz Unlimited, which produced three films, starting with their self-starring ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ (2000). Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta are also the co-owners of IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. Earlier this year, Aryan, along with Chawla’s daughter Jahnavi, were spotted together at the IPL auction.