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NCB officials reach Shah Rukh Khan and Ananya Panday’s houses, celebs say ‘Bollywood has become a punching bag’

After Shah Rukh Khan's visit to Arthur Road jail on Thursday, a team of NCB officials visited his house in Bandra, Mumbai. Ananya Pandey has also been asked to join the probe.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: October 22, 2021 8:23:47 am
shah rukh khanNCB officials at Shah Rukh Khan's house in Mumbai. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

After Shah Rukh Khan visited his son Aryan Khan at Arthur Road jail on Thursday morning, NCB officials reached his residence Mannat in Mumbai. A team of NCB has also visited actor Ananya Panday’s residence. As per reports, she has been asked to join probe based on some WhatsApp chats between her and Aryan.

Bollywood celebs such as Hansal Mehta and Pooja Bhatt have responded to SRK’s visit to Arthur Road prison to meet Aryan and the media frenzy it caused.

NCB officials clicked outside Mannat on Thursday:

srk NCB officials clicked outside SRK’s house in Mumbai. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) shah rukh khan Shah Rukh Khan visited Arthur Road jail on Thursday to meet his son. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) aryan khan An NCB team has also been sent to actor Ananya Panday’s house. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) aryan khan drugs case Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3 after an alleged drug bust on a cruise bound to Goa. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) aryan khan jail Aryan Khan’s bail plea will now be heard on Tuesday by the Bombay HC. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) shah rukh khan son Shah Rukh Khan has put his professional commitments on hold since Aryan’s arrest. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)

As per ANI, the team left shortly after.

As Shah Rukh Khan visited Aryan Thursday, it led to a rush to capture his images, After the visuals from the site went viral on social media, filmmaker Hansal Mehta shared on Twitter, “Being a celebrity, being a star, being from ‘Bollywood’ means your emotion, your torment and your concern as a father become a matter of public consumption, heartless abuse and ruthless judgement.”

He further mentioned, “Bollywood is not a place, not a company and definitely not some mafia. It is a loosely coined term for a large number of individuals who work really hard to create, to entertain, to engage and unlike many other professions are always vulnerable to criticism, scrutiny and abuse.”

“I don’t know or have never appreciated the term Bollywood. What I do know is that this term and the individuals connected to it are a favourite punching pag and diversionary vehicle for a few divisive, abusive and inefficient set of some cowardly invisible people,” concluded Mehta.

After Aryan Khan’s arrest on October 3, many celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Twinkle Khanna, Reema Kagti, Pooja Bhatt, Zoya Akhtar among others have supported Shah Rukh Khan.

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