Aryan Khan’s Drug Case Resurfaces During the Release of Shahrukh’s Upcoming Film, “Jawan,”. SRK has subtly criticized the Police officials who detained his son with a now-viral dialogue between Dad and Son.

Aryan Khan’s suspected drug use has sparked a firestorm of debates, comments, and rumors on social media sites. Inadvertently, the release of “Jawan” pushed this issue back into the public eye. Because SRK states something in a certain scene that can be read as a warning. Fans and internet users alike have not stopped discussing the case. They include some hashtags connected to both the movie and the drug case trending at the same time.

Jawan the Movie

Following the success of his previous blockbuster movie Pathan, Shah Rukh Khan, the King of Bollywood, will be releasing a new movie titled “Jawan.” The news of Jawaan’s release has caused a commotion on the internet and social media. Scheduled to be Released on September 7th, 2023. It already has a lot of views on its trailers and appears to be another smashing hit. The Jawan Movie trailer has captivated the crowd with its fascinating images, compelling plot, and attractive lead. Interestingly, Jawan revolves around a duo of father and son and the father is dead set on saving his son even if it means putting his own life in danger.

Jawan, which translates to “Soldier,” which Atlee directed and also co-wrote, made his breakthrough in Bollywood with this action movie. Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma, under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment, co-produced it. Shah Rukh Khan plays two roles in the movie. Along with Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi (the antagonist), and Deepika Padukone with a cameo appearance. The movie will be released across the globe in a variety of languages, including Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. Another unique aspect of the movie is that SRK finally donned a police uniform which he looks spectacular in. Here is the trailer if you haven’t already seen it:

Jawan movie official Trailer

Jawan May hit Blockbuster

Given that the film hasn’t yet been released, the revenue figures are astounding. Including all languages, national multiplexes, and other venues, Jawan has so far sold a total of 426,171 tickets. Which brings its gross earnings to Rs 13.17 cr, as reported by Indianexpress.com. Famous trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan announced on social media that Jawan is on track to become SRK’s second film to open at $100 million or more. “That will make it the FIRST ever actor to achieve the feat in Bollywood history,” reports www.livemint.com. According to Timesofindia.com, it has particularly attracted the public’s interest after shattering previous records for advance ticket purchases. Not to mention, surpassing even those of Salman Khan’s new movie “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.” It seems like now “Jawan” will be fighting with “Pathan” to break records.

At Jawan pre release event
Image Credit: Atlee

Jawan and SRK’s Plot twist!

But hold on. This is not the only factor contributing to the film’s rising popularity. As you may recall, Aryan Khan, the celebrity Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son, became involved in a high-profile drug scandal. According to www.bbc.com-news, he was detained in October 2021 on suspicion of violating laws. Such as possession, consumption, and sale of illegal substances at a cruise party.  

He was imprisoned for nearly four weeks despite the fact that no narcotics were discovered on him or tested on him. Aryan was given bail after multiple court appearances, and he vehemently refuted the accusations as well.” After eight months, the NCB gave Aryan Khan a clean Sheet! declaring that “no drugs had been found on Aryan Khan”!

The police authorities who conducted the mission consisted of several Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officers including Sameer Wankhede (lead officer), Vishwa Vijay Singh, and a few others.

Well, this is where the history ends and the present begins. Back to the story guys. As soon as the Trailer of Jawan was Released, the audience immediately began speculating about SRK giving a clear message to anyone who dares to mess with his family. When Shah Rukh said, “Bete ko haath lagane se pehle baap se baat kar (Talk to the dad before going after his son),” the internet lost it. To make the matter more interesting, this particular dialogue is followed by the words “Produced by Gauri Khan” on the screen. I assume you are well aware of who is speaking to whom.

Yes, things get warm up with the trailer

One of the fans commented as mentioned in dontcallitbollywood.com, let me quote it here, “But the real moment of the trailer, when you feel shivers down your spine, is when he says not to come after his son”. That must have been so satisfying for SRK. In real life, he had to be a Hero and hire lawyers, give measured statements, and play the long game. But in the movie, he can just beat up anyone who comes after his child.”

Sameer Waakhede also reacted, after the netizens connected SKR’s popular “Beta Baap” line from the Jawan trailer to the arrest of Aryan Khan.  Wankhede, the chief detective in the historic Aryan Khan arrest case from 2021, may have linked himself with the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s new film Jawan. As reported by www.hindustantimes.com, he has posted in X (formerly known as Twitter) “I have licked the fire and danced in the ashes of every bridge I ever burned. I fear no hell from you. -Nicole Lyons. A quote that always inspires me !” Seems like The “Baap Beta” dialogue has hit the right spot.

Twitter post by sameer may be related to Jawan

Wait, the story just doesn’t end here. A plot twist appeared in Aryan’s alleged drug case after One of the independent witnesses (known as Panchanama) accused Sameer Wankhede of asking a bribe for the release of Aryan Khan as per www.indiatoday.in. Later an investigation was started to look into the allegation. Even though he strongly denied the charges, Wankhede was demoted from his position as the head of the NCB’s Mumbai zone after receiving criticism for the way he handled the issue. NCB also sacked the officer Vishwa Vijay Singh who was a member of that team as reported by timesofindia.com.

The Future

The release of any film is a culmination of months, sometimes even years, of hard work and dedication by the cast and crew. Unfortunately, ‘Jawan’ has found itself sharing headlines with a legal matter that has no direct connection to the film itself. However, this unwanted association may affect the movie’s reception and box office performance. Let’s see what the people respond to the movie after 07th September. Opinions are divided as to whether the resurgence of the Aryan Khan drug case will have a detrimental impact on Sharuk’s latest offering. However, based on recent figures of revenue, it would appear that there is no need for worry.

 All in all, “Jawan”  is unquestionably a movie that should be judged on its own aesthetic and cinematic merits. The resurgence of the Aryan Khan drug case serves as a sharp reminder of the connection between the entertainment sector and current affairs.