Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s fans have time and again proved that they are his real followers and truly love the celebrity. After the news of his son Aryan Khan’s arrest on the allegation of drug abuse spread, the company Byju’s dropped all Shah Rukh Khan Ads. Following the events, several entertainment industry stars have come out in support of Shah Rukh and have confronted the brand.
Actors like Anjana Sukhani, Nakuul Mehta and Ali Fazal shared their opinions online. Anjana tweeted, “Dear brands, @iamsrk’s popularity, reach and charm is irreplaceable, the value he brings to the table as King Khan is way above the tragedy he is currently facing… Don’t underestimate the power of the love his fans and admirers have for him across the globe and beyond.”
Ali Fazal’s approach was a bit more poetical as he took reference to Pink Floyd’s iconic song. “By‘e’ju… Another brick in the wall – playing out rather loudly in my headphones today.” The lyrics go: “We don’t need no education…” His tweet was retweeted by his partner and actor Richa Chadha.
Byju has stopped all the ads which featured Shah Rukh Khan. However, it is still not known if they have dropped his name altogether as their brand ambassador. Aryan Khan, the 23-year-old son of the actor, was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau after they raided a Goa-bound cruise ship. Aryan is currently in Tihar Jail. His bail plea was rejected by a metropolitan magistrate court, on the ground that it was not maintainable, which meant that the forum chosen to register the plea was the wrong one.
At the bail hearing, Aryan had said, “I have parents and a family here. I have an Indian passport and I am not going to abscond. There is no question of tampering.” His lawyer Satish Maneshinde, forming his stance, said Aryan was a 23-year-old with no prior record.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan haven’t commented on the matter yet. However, fellow industry conglomerates like Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Bhatt, Hansal Mehta, Raj Babbar, Raveena Tandon have come out with their support.