Actor and former Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan walked out of Arthur Road jail on May 19. He was released on bail two years after being arrested in a drugs-related case. In a recent interview, he recalled his experience in jail and how he met famous people like Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, and Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra. The two were also in prison.
Ajaz said, “One day feels like a year inside the jail. I was in jail for 26 months and I missed out on work and my son’s growing-up years. Ek toilet mein 400 log jaate hain. Imagine the state of that toilet! I went through anxiety and depression. It was tough but I had to survive for my family, which comprises my 85-year-old father, wife, and son. I met many people, including former state home minister Anil Deshmukh, Sanjay Raut, Armaan Kohli, Aryan Khan, and Raj Kundra, inside the jail.”
“You wouldn’t want even your enemy to go through this. I initially refused to meet my son as I didn’t want him to see me in prison, but met him eventually after six months, as I wanted him to know my story from me and become strong for the world,” he added.
For those unversed, Aryan was arrested on October 2, 2021, after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea in Mumbai. Aryan was granted bail 25 days after his arrest by the Bombay High Court. Meanwhile, businessman Raj Kundra was booked in July 2021 by the Mumbai police in connection with the alleged creation and uploading of pornographic films on mobile applications. He was granted bail in September 2021.