The revelation of drugs and how frequently they’re used by people in the film industry has become a hot topic since the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Since the dark side of B-town has come forward, popular names like Rhea Chakraborty, Arjun Rampal, Bharti Singh and now Shah Rukh Khan’s elder son Aryan Khan, have been brought into the spotlight in association with drugs.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided the ‘Cordelia’ cruise in Mumbai on Sunday. They detained 10 people including the superstar’s son Aryan Khan after they found 13 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of charas, 22 pills of MDMA and 5 grams of MD on the ship. Also Read: It’s A Girl! Falak Shabir And Wifey Sarah Khan Welcome Their First Child
Since then, Aryan Khan was also supported by big names from the industry including Hrithik Roshan, Johny Lever and Karan Johar.
At the same time, the public has started comparing Shah Rukh’s approach to his son’s arrest with how the Hong Kong actor, director and martial artist Jackie Chan reacted to his son being caught in a drugs case. Also Read: Did You Check Out Aparshakti Khuranna's Turbaned Look For ‘Hum Do Humare Do’!
Well, do you know almost 8 years ago, the global superstar Jackie Chan was in the same position as Shah Rukh?
Jackie Chan’s son actor Jaycee Chan was caught in an anti-drug crackdown by Chinese authorities and detained in August 2014 along with Taiwanese movie star Ko Kai. The actor’s 32-year-old son was tested positive for having to consume the prohibited substance. Also Read: Lyricist Ravi Raj Gifts Himself An Audi On His Birthday!
During that time the legendary actor was also the Narcotics Control Ambassador for the Chinese police. Due to his role, he had been the face of various anti-drug movements and frequently spoke in support of the communist party in power.
When the time came to respond to the situation, Jackie had apologized to the whole world. He even appeared before the media after Jaycee was charged and said, “I feel very ashamed” and expressed his disappointment in his son as, he wrote on social media, “I am very angry with my son’s actions and I feel ashamed”. So much so that Jackie even changed his will and decided to donate his fortune instead of passing it to his son. Also Read: Karan Johar Refuses To Make Yuvraj Singh’s Biopic! But Why?
For the drug case, Jaycee Chan was sentenced to six months in jail at that time and even apologized once he came out.
On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan’s talk show video from 23 years ago became viral where he can be heard saying, “When he (Aryan Khan) is 2-3 years old he can run after girls, smoke, have drugs, sex… he should try everything, he should have fun”. Also Read: When Actor Shiney Ahuja Featured In A Punjabi Song!
Even though what he said was considered a joke, the netizens commented things like “Think before you speak” and “One should choose their words carefully”. While most of SRK fans supported Aryan, there were a few who criticized the way things are being handled and said that Bollywood should learn from Jackie Chan!
Here are also a few tweets that became viral after Aryan Khan's arrest. Also Read: Do You Know Shiv Kumar Batalvi— The Youngest Sahitya Akademi Award Recipient!
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