Who is Arbaaz Merchant?
- Shah Rukh Khan's elder son Aryan Khan and his friend Arbaaz Seth Merchant were detained by NCB
- The agency busted a rave party aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai on Saturday
- Arbaaz Seth Merchant has been spotted partying with Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan, Ananya Panday and Shanaya Kapoor
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's elder son Aryan Khan and his friend Arbaaz Seth Merchant were among eight people detained by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after it busted a rave party aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Mumbai on Saturday night.
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Based on a tip-off that a party was scheduled to take place on the luxury cruise liner, an NCB team, led by its zonal director Sameer Wankhede, raided the Goa-bound Cordelia cruise ship on Saturday evening and recovered different drugs like MDMA, ecstasy, cocaine, MD (mephedrone) and charas during the raid, PTI reported, quoting a NCB official.
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"During the operation, the suspects were searched and different drugs were recovered from them, which they had hidden in their clothes, undergarments and purses (by women)," the official said, PTI reported.
Apart from Aryan and Arbaaz, six others were detained. They have been identified as Munmun Dhamecha, Nupur Sarika, Ismeet Singh, Mohak Jaswal, Vikrant Chhoker and Gomit Chopra.
Who is Arbaaz Seth Merchant?
Arbaaz Seth Merchant is a budding actor and friends with many young Bollywood actors and star kids. On several occasions, he has been spotted partying with Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan, Ananya Panday, Shanaya Kapoor and Ahaan Pandey.
Ever since Aryan and Arbaaz’s arrests, photos of the latter with Suhana and Aryan have been doing the rounds on social media, particularly one photo in which Arbaaz is seen posing with Suhana, Ananya Panday and her brother Ahaan.
Arbaaz's official Instagram account, which is private, has over 30.5k followers. He is followed by Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara Tendulkar, cricketer Shubman Gill and late actor Irrfan's son Babil.
A few years back, he was also rumoured to be in a relationship with Pooja Bedi's daughter, actor Alaya F. Not much is known about Arbaaz's family.