Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan’s bail plea will be heard by a Mumbai court on Friday at 11 am. The hearing coincidentally comes on the birthday of SRK’s wife, Gauri Khan. Aryan, along with seven others, was arrested earlier this month in the drugs-on-cruise case and remanded to Narcotics Control Bureau custody till October 7. On Thursday, the court rejected NCB’s plea for further custody and sent the eight accused to judicial custody. The court said that the NCB’s remand report was vague.

Aryan’s lawyer will move his plea for bail on Friday. NCB is likely to seek further custody of Aryan Khan, Arbaz Merchant, and other six accused till October 11 in the case pertaining to the alleged drug bust on a cruise ship off the Mumbai coast last week. Shah Rukh and his wife Gauri have not been seen publicly since their son’s arrest.

Suhana Khan shared an old photo of parents Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri on her birthday. “Happy birthday ma,” she wrote with a black-and-white photo of SRK and Gauri from an old photoshoot. Suhana had earlier liked Hritik Roshan's note to brother Aryan Khan.

Their Bollywood friends, however, have come out in their support.  “I’ve known you as a kid and I’ve known you as a man. Own it. Own everything you experience. They are your gifts. Trust me. In time when you connect the dots… I promise you, It’s gonna make sense,” actor Hrithik Roshan wrote in a note posted on Instagram, along with a photo of Aryan. The note drew reactions from Alia Bhatt and Aryan’s sister and SRK’s daughter Suhana Khan.

Earlier, Hrithik’s ex-wife and interior designer Sussanne Khan had also written in support of Shah Rukh and Gauri. She had claimed Aryan was ‘at the wrong place at the wrong time’ as she supported the couple. Pooja Bhatt, Suneil Shetty, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and Mika Singh are among the Bollywood celebs who have supported the family. Salman Khan and his sister Alvira Agnihotri are among the personalities who visited SRK’s home Mannat after the arrest.

Aryan Khan was arrested by the NCB after officials raided a rave party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa.

Shah Rukh Khan has an image as a father and a family man, which is even leveraged by the brands he endorses. SRK, along with Gauri, makes for one of the most powerful couples in the film industry. The two tied the knot in 1991 and have three kids together Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam Khan.