Aryan Khan, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son, appeared in court on Monday in a case relating to drug use on a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai.
Aryan was detained along with seven others on Saturday night by the Narcotics Control Bureau. He is facing charges of purchasing, possessing and using banned substances.
NCB officials disguised as passengers raided a rave on Cordelia Cruises’ Empress ship. Aryan was detained at the NCB office for questioning and was arrested shortly after. Several arrests followed.
Aryan’s lawyer argued that he was arrested only on the “basis of chat messages”.
“Aryan had no ticket, no cabin or seat on board the cruise,” the lawyer said. “He was there because he had been invited. He didn’t even have a boarding pass. Nothing has been found on him. He was arrested on the basis of chat only.”