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Nothing can be worse: Gauri Khan breaks silence on Aryan Khan’s arrest

Last year, Shah Rukh Khan and his family faced scrutiny from the Indian media and fans when the actor’s eldest born was embroiled in an infamous drug case. Even though Aryan was given a clean chit earlier this year, the case comes back to haunt the Khan family every now and then. 

While there was a lot of hoo-ha surrounding the case itself and people giving opinions on the matter left, right and centre, Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan kept mum about it. Now, at a recent appearance on Karan Johar’s celebrity talk show, Koffee With Karan, Gauri has opened up about it for the first time. 

Karan, without specifically asking about the case, shared that it has been a tough time for Gauri and the family. “It’s been such a tough time for (Shah Rukh Khan) not just professionally but recently with everything the family went through personally. You all have emerged so strongly,” the director shared on the show, as per a report by The Indian Express.

“As a family, I know it hasn’t been easy. I know you as a mother and him as a father, and all of us like we’re members of the same family. I feel like I’m your children’s Godparent as well. It hasn’t been easy but Gauri I’ve seen you come out even stronger. What do you have to say about your own way of handling tough times, when families go through something like that,” he added. 

Gauri, speaking about the situation, told Karan, “Yes, as a family, we’ve been through… I think nothing can be worse than what we’ve just been through, obviously, as a mother, as a parent. But today where we stand as a family, I can say that we are in a great space where we feel loved by everyone.”

Gauri added, “And all our friends, and so many people who we did not know. So many messages and so much love and I just feel blessed. And I would say I’m grateful to all the people who have helped us through this.”

In March this year, it was found that Aryan was not part of any larger drugs conspiracy or an international drugs trafficking syndicate, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said. According to a report published in the Hindustan Times, a Special Investigating Team (SIT) of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has confirmed that there were several irregularities in the raid on the yacht Cordelia, during which Aryan was arrested. 

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