Tainted IRS officer releases alleged WhatsApp chat with Shah Rukh Khan
Former NCB Chief Sameer Wankhede has released what he claims to be a WhatsApp chat with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The chat allegedly shows the distraught father pleading for his son Aryan Khan’s release. The authenticity of the chat has been called into question by a close friend of Shah Rukh Khan, who has rubbished the claims.
Aryan Khan, the 23-year-old son of Shah Rukh Khan, was arrested by the NCB on drug-related charges during a raid on a cruise ship. The incident sparked a media frenzy, with many speculating that the NCB had falsely implicated Aryan Khan in the case. There were also allegations of extortion demands from the Khan family to release their son, with Sameer Wankhede being accused of orchestrating the whole affair.
The alleged WhatsApp chat
In the alleged chat, Shah Rukh Khan is seen pleading with Sameer Wankhede to release his son. The chat reportedly shows the actor using highly emotional language and begging the officer to show leniency. However, a close friend of Shah Rukh Khan has dismissed the chat as fake, citing the actor’s reluctance to use WhatsApp and the unrealistic language used in the chat.
The friend’s statement
The friend, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that Shah Rukh Khan rarely uses WhatsApp and would never use such emotional language. The friend also suggested that if the chat was indeed authentic, then Shah Rukh Khan must have created a separate chat box for Sameer Wankhede, as he would never use his personal phone number to communicate with the officer. In addition, the friend claimed that Shah Rukh Khan did not contact any government officials during his son’s arrest and believed in letting the law take its course.
The release of this alleged WhatsApp chat has further complicated an already controversial case. With the authenticity of the chat being called into question, it remains to be seen how this will affect the ongoing investigation. It is clear that the case has attracted enormous media attention due to the involvement of a high-profile celebrity, and it is likely that the drama will continue to unfold in the coming days and weeks.