Byju’s online learning platform temporarily pauses ads featuring Shah Rukh Khan over Aryan Khan drug case

Online educational platform Byju’s has temporarily paused advertisements featuring brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan over son Aryan Khan’s drug case.

A report from IANS suggests that Byju’s has stopped all ads featuring Shah Rukh Khan following criticism on social media for endorsing ads featuring SRK. Bollywood actor has been Byju’s brand ambassador since 2017. The online learning platform hasn’t officially commented on the matter yet.

Byju’s is on an acquisition spree this year. Overall, it has acquired nine businesses this year. The edtech giant is also exploring an initial public offering (IPO) which could value the company at around $40 billion-$45 billion.

Shah Rukh Khan has over 42 million followers on Twitter and 26.5 million followers on Facebook-owned Instagram.

The criticism came in the wake of arrests after a high-drama rave party raid on Cordelia Cruise ship during the Mumbai-Goa voyage by the NCB on October 2.

In a major setback for Shah Rukh’s son Aryan, a Mumbai court on Friday rejected his bail plea, and of two others who were among the 8 arrested.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R.M. Nerlikar rejected the bail applications of Aryan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha, on grounds of “maintainability”, upholding the contentions of the legal team of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

The developments came a day after all the eight accused were sent to judicial custody, and they shifted to the regular prisons from the NCB lockup.

(With inputs from IANS)

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