Congress leader Shahsi Tharoor has come out in support of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, a day after the actor's son was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drug-related case. The Thiruvananthapuram MP said on Monday that he was repelled by the “ghoulish epicaricacy” of those who are “witch-hunting” Khan over his son’s arrest.
“I am no fan of recreational drugs and haven’t ever tried any, but I am repelled by the ghoulish epicaricacy displayed by those now witch-hunting Shah Rukh Kkhan on his son’s arrest. Have some empathy, folks. The public glare is bad enough; no need to gleefully rub a 23-year-old’s face in it,” Tharoor tweeted.
I am no fan of recreational drugs & haven’t ever tried any, but I am repelled by the ghoulish epicaricacy displayed by those now witch-hunting @iamsrk on his son’s arrest. Have some empathy, folks. The public glare is bad enough; no need to gleefully rub a 23yr old’s face in it.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 4, 2021
The meaning of 'ghoulish' is 'ugly and unpleasant, or frightening' while 'epicaricacy' means 'deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others'.
Khan's son Aryan Khan and seven others were arrested by the anti-drug agency on Saturday evening after it busted a drugs party on board a ship of the Cordelia Cruises company.
Besides Aryan Khan, the arrested accused were identified as Munmun Dhamecha, Arbaaz Merchant, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Gomit Chopra, Nupur Sarika, and Vikrant Chhokar.
A court in Mumbai on Monday extended the NCB custody of Aryan Khan and two others till October 7.