Controversial actor and former Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan will be released from Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail on bail on May 19. He was arrested in a drugs case and was behind the bars for over two years. Reportedly, he will be released around 6:40 pm on Friday.
Ajaz ‘s wife Aisha Khan said, "It a happy moment for us and can’t wait to see him at home with us , we have missed him immensely these years."
41-year old Ajaz Khan is an actor, whose most notable claim to fame was in the seventh season of the revered, reality TV show 'Bigg Boss'. A wild card entrant, he acquired a huge fan following for his routinely brash but no-nonsense attitude.
He was also appreciated for his wit and humour by fellow housemates and the audience. He returned as a challenger in the next season but a brawl with fellow contestant Ali Quli Mirza, had him evicted out of the house.
Ajaz was born in Ahmedabad. He has a son, Alexander Khan.
Ajaz Khan was detained at the Mumbai airport by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for illegal possession of drugs, in March 2021. At the time of arrest, the actor held about 31 tablets of Alprazolam.
Though an NCB official added that he was also arrested for an alleged connection with the Batata Gang. He was reportedly arrested by the NCB on charges of being involved with drug peddlers Farooq Batata and his son Shadab Batata. Officials also informed the court that Ajaz himself consumed drugs he procured from Shadab Batata and also peddled those drugs.
In 2022, the Bombay High Court had refused to grant bail to the actor on the grounds that the chargesheet filed against him booked him on the grounds of illicit trafficking and purchase of drugs. Witness testimonials further added that the actor often exploited youngsters to procure drugs for him and he even supplied drugs to some.
Following his debut in 'Patth' in 2003, Khan has also starred in 'Ek… The Power of One', 'Allah Ke Banday', 'Rakta Charitra II', 'Lakeer ka Fakeer', 'Ya Rab' and 'Love Day – Pyaar Ka Din'. He has also acted in a few Telugu films namely the Jr. NTR-starrer 'Temper', 'Rogue', 'Veta' and 'Heart'. Prior to his arrest, he was last seen in the 2020 film 'Gul Makai'.
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