India's narcotics police Sunday arrested Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan after hours of grilling in connection with a rave party it busted on board a cruise ship near Mumbai.
Acting on a tip-off, some 30 sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), disguised as passengers, boarded 'Empress' Saturday evening, which departed Mumbai for the neighbouring state of Goa late at night.
The ship was carrying mostly celebrities from Bollywood and the fashion industry. As soon as the rave party began, the NCB sleuths swung into action and caught red-handed those consuming drugs.
"Aryan, his close friend Arbaaz, and eight others were soon detained with drugs. The cruise ship was forced to return to the port of Mumbai. While two of the detainees were freed after questioning, Aryan and seven others have been arrested," an official said.
Aryan's father Shah Rukh is considered the most talented Bollywood star. Popularly called the "King Khan", he has acted in over 80 films in a career spanning over 25 years.
Shah Rukh, in fact, rose to prominence after starring in 1995 romantic film 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', the longest-running blockbuster in the history of Indian cinema. The film was shot in India and Europe.
Some of his other blockbusters include 'Dil To Pagal Hai' (1997) and 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' (1998). Shah Rukh was also widely praised for his superb performance in 2002 film 'Devdas', where he played an alcoholic.
The 55-year-old has also anchored many TV shows, and owns production company Red Chillies Entertainment and Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders.
Shah Rukh has a net worth of USD 700 million. The superstar is married to interior designer Gauri Chibber, a Punjabi Hindu. Apart from Suhana, they have two sons.