Sameer Wankhede, the former NCB Mumbai zone chief, is currently embroiled in controversy due to his involvement in an alleged extortion case worth Rs 25 crore. The case revolves around the arrest of Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused Wankhede in this case.
In response to the allegations, Wankhede has filed a plea in the Bombay High Court, claiming that the CBI's actions against him are motivated by revenge. He has attached screenshots of his conversation with Shah Rukh Khan as evidence in his defense. These screenshots allegedly depict the superstar pleading with Wankhede to spare his son.
One message reads, “I beg you man, please don't let him be in that jail. These holidays will come and he will break as a human being. His spirit will be destroyed because of some vested people. You promised you will reform my child not put him in a place where he may come out completely battered and broken. And it's no fault of his. As a good man why would you subject him to this for some selfish people doing what they are doing. I promise you I will go to them and beg them to not say another word in front of you. Will use everything in my power to make sure they listen and retract whatever they have said. I promise you I will do all of it and won't shirk away from begging them to stop. But please send my son home. You also know in your heart it's been a bit too harsh for him by now. Please please I beg you as a father.”
Replying to the actor, Wankhede wrote, “Shahrukh I know you as a fine human being. Let's hope for the best. Take care of yourself.” SRK’s next message read, “Please tell them to go easy man and…”
Bombay High Court has instructed the CBI to refrain from taking any coercive action against Wankhede until May 22.
Shah Rukh Khan's latest movie, "Pathaan," was a highly successful release. He is set to appear in Atlee Kumar's upcoming film, "Jawan," alongside popular South actress Nayanthara. The movie revolves around a train hijacking, with Shah Rukh Khan portraying a dual role. Scheduled for release on September 7, it aims to cater to a pan-Indian audience.
Additionally, SRK is part of Rajkumar Hirani's film, "Dunki," which is slated for a Christmas weekend release in 2023. The film is expected to be a lighthearted comedy-drama, aligning with Hirani's signature style.