Aryan Khan’s bail: Juhi Chawla signs ₹1 lakh bond; Know the key role of SRK’ friend
"In the (SRK) family, there is a sense of relief. We're all relieved it's over "Before exiting the courtroom, Juhi Chawla stated.Author : Sheetal J Bhalla
After the Bombay high court laid out the bail conditions for Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan, actor Juhi Chawla arrived at the Special NDPS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) court on Friday evening to sign the 1 lakh bond. "She (Juhi Chawla) knows him from birth since they are professionally involved," Aryan Khan's lawyer Satish Maneshinde said of the Bollywood star, who is a close friend of Shah Rukh Khan and has acted in a number of films with him.
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"In the (SRK) family, there is a sense of relief. We're all relieved it's over "Before exiting the courtroom, Juhi Chawla stated.
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Since the bail terms for Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha were issued by the Bombay high court on Friday, Aryan's lawyers began preparing the paperwork, as they must arrive at Arthur Road jail by 5.30pm to guarantee that Aryan is freed but unfortunately lawyers got stuck in traffic and Aryan could not be released from jail after 5:30 PM.
Key Role of Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla went to the Mumbai Sessions Court to sign Aryan Khan's 1 lakh bail bond as a surety. That meant she'd be held fully responsible if Aryan Khan didn't pay the money.
The court needed to go through this process in order to transmit Aryan Khan's release papers to Mumbai's Arthur Road jail, where he had been held for 22 days. Juhi Chawla pleased court staff with selfies after signing the forms.
"The most important thing is - ab bas bachcha ghar aajayega (Aryan will come home)," the renowned actor said afterwards.
She went on to say, "It's a huge relief."
Juhi Chawla, 53, was one of Shah Rukh Khan's first co-stars, and the two appeared in a number of blockbusters together.
Later, the two became co-owners of the Indian Premier League's Kolkata Knight Riders.
Jhanvi Mehta, daughter of Juhi Chawla and Aryan Khan, recently took part in an IPL player auction.
During his arrest on October 2 following a Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raid on a cruise ship party, Aryan Khan spent nearly a month in jail. He was "Accused Number 1" in the drugs-on-cruise case, which resulted in the arrest of a total of 20 people.
The case rocked the country and polarised social media, with many questioning if Aryan Khan's arrest, which occurred without the recovery or usage of narcotics, was justified. His WhatsApp discussions, the anti-drugs agency alleged in court, indicated his involvement in "illicit drug deals" and links with a foreign drugs racket.
Former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi was among Aryan Khan's legal team, which claimed that the entire case against him was based on previous WhatsApp discussions that were unrelated to the drugs-on-cruise issue.