Shah Rukh Khan will return to work from December: Exclusive
The last few months have been difficult for Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan and especially their son, Aryan Khan. Aryan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (BNC) on October 2 following a drug seizure on a cruise ship in Mumbai. He was then placed under arrest and taken into police custody by the BCN, then into police custody. Meanwhile, Aryan Khan’s bail application was repeatedly rejected by the Sessions Court as well as the NDPS Special Court, until finally, on October 28, the Bombay High Court grants him bail. He was released from Arthur Road Prison on October 30, two days after his bail was granted, due to pending documents. In all of this, Shah Rukh Khan had put his professional life on hold, investing every minute of his time to ensure that Aryan received the best legal help and that he was back home. Now, as Aryan Khan returns to Mannat, SRK’s iconic bungalow in Bandra, Mumbai, a close family friend exclusively tells IndiaToday.in that SRK plans to return to work, slowly and steadily.
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SRK WILL RETURN TO WORK IN DECEMBER
Shah Rukh Khan has suspended all professional appointments due to the pending court case against his son Aryan Khan. Aryan, who was arrested in a drug raid on a Mumbai cruise ship, is now at home and doing better every day. A close friend of the Khan family told IndiaToday.in that SRK plans to start their work from December which includes film shoots, storytelling, endorsement talks and more.
In the days leading up to Aryan’s arrest, Shah Rukh Khan was filming for Atlee’s Lion (working title) with Nayanthara. He was also due to leave for Pathan’s Spanish program with Deepika Padukone. These two projects have been put on hold. The friend reveals that SRK is in no rush to get back to work but realizes that being late is having an impact on his producers and causing them financial hardship. Atlee and Aditya Chopra (producer of Pathan) were very accommodating and told Shah Rukh not to insist on dates or shoots. But, now that the dust seems to have settled, Shah Rukh could resume filming by the end of November or early December.
Pathan has two big songs while Atlee has a few fight scenes for the actor to wrap up. In addition to the shoots, SRK had lined up 5-6 narrations for its 2023-2024 list, which was also suspended. Chances are he will ask his team to coordinate for this and get into a few storytelling as well.
Even though work is on his mind, SRK’s top priority will be Aryan and be around him as much as possible. His directors and crew have also expressed that they will avoid long outdoor hours so the actor can be as close to Mannat and family as possible.
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