“I Hold No Dread of Inferno From You”: Sameer Wankhede Posts Enigmatic Message a Day Following Controversy over SRK’s ‘Bete Ko Haath…’ Line from Jawan

In the aftermath of the Jawan trailer unveiling, wherein Shah Rukh’s character pronounced the contentious line, Wankhede posted a statement attributed to Nicole Lyons, stating, “I have tasted the flames and reveled in the remains of every bridge I’ve set ablaze. Your threats hold no power over me.

“Mumbai: Following a day filled with online discussions and social media buzz, fueled by speculation that a line from Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming movie “Jawan” – ‘Bete ko haath lagane se pehle, baap se baat kar’ – was possibly aimed at former NCB chief Sameer Wankhede, the enigmatic response from the controversial officer emerged in the form of a cryptic post on X (formerly known as Twitter). Wankhede shared a quote attributed to Nicole Lyons, stating, “I have embraced the flames and waltzed amidst the remnants of every bridge I’ve ignited. I hold no fear of your wrath.” This move has left netizens pondering whether this is Wankhede’s subtle way of responding to Shah Rukh. The recent release of “Jawan”‘s trailer on Thursday (August 31), with the ‘Bete ko haath lagane se pehle’ dialogue garnering immense attention from fans, has only heightened the intrigue.

Jawan Trailer Sparks Speculation

The intrigue began with Bollywood’s prominent figure, Shah Rukh Khan, unveiling the official trailer for his upcoming movie “Jawan” on August 31, as previously announced. The two-minute-forty-five-second preview showcased the actor portraying a dual role – that of a father and a son. Khan displayed a diverse array of appearances within the trailer. However, it was the dialogue, “Bete ko haath lagane se pehle, baap se baat kar,” that captured everyone’s attention, leading netizens to perceive it as a direct allusion to the Aryan Khan and Cordelia cruise drug bust case, which had Sameer Wankhede positioned at the epicenter of the controversy.

Cordelia Cruise Drug Seizure Controversy

Formerly serving as the zonal director of the Narcotics Control Bureau, Sameer Wankhede finds himself at the center of a high-profile bribery case linked to the Cordelia cruise drug bust. The case involves the son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan. In October 2021, Aryan Khan was apprehended following a drug seizure operation aboard the Cordelia cruise ship. However, the subsequent developments shifted the spotlight onto Sameer Wankhede, implicating him as one of the accused in the bribery allegations surrounding the Aryan Khan case.

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An anchor with CNBC TV18 for almost 4 years. Also co-anchors prime-time market shows like Power Breakfast, Traders only, Markets Mid-day and NSE Closing Bell.

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