Aryan Khan's arrest in October 2021 shook the country. The elder son of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan was nabbed by the NCB in connection with the alleged Mumbai cruise drugs case. After multiple court hearings, he was released after almost 4 weeks. Now, Aryan is clear of the allegation. In an interview with a media agency, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah reacted to the Hindi film industry maintaining silence over important issues.
He told, "Not that the Hindi film industry was particularly politically or socially aware at any stage. (But) you had filmmakers like K A Abbas, V Shantaram, (who made) very progressive movies." He added, "Will anyone make a film on these girl wrestlers, who brought us medals...? Will anyone dare make a film?" Further elaborating on it, Naseeruddin Shah shared, "It is nothing new that the Hindi film industry is keeping mum on important issues, they always have."
The veteran actor continued, "I think they all are scared of the amount they have to lose and the personal harassment. I think the imprisonment of young Aryan Khan was a message that if we can do this (to) Shah Rukh (Khan) we can do it to anybody, so watch out. That was the message."
Naseeruddin Shah is seen in the role of Akbar in the recently released web series Taj: Reign Of Revenge.