Armaan Kohli Lands In Troubled Water

Navneet S Karnani
Navneet S Karnani
Armaan Kohli

Armaan Kohli has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in connection with a drugs case. The actor, who has remained away from the limelight for years now, suddenly finds himself in news. The actor will be reportedly presented before a city court later in the day. Armaan Kohli is an actor and son of director Rajkumar Kohli.

Armaan Kohli appeared as a child artist in two films directed by his father: Badle Ki Aag, and Raaj Tilak. Armaan made his debut as a leading actor in his father’s 1992 film Virodhi. Reportedly, he was supposed to star in Deewana, which eventually went to Shah Rukh Khan. He was also set to star in Dilwale Dulhani Le Jayenge, but the role was finally played by Parmeet Sethi.

Armaan’s other ’90s releases, including Dushman Zamana, Anaam, and Aulad Ke Dushman, failed at the box office. After a four-year-long break, he returned with his father’s directorial– Qahar– alongside Sunny Deol and Suniel Shetty, but the film did nothing for his career. Armaan took another hiatus– this time for five years– and made a comeback with multi-starrer Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani which also failed to do well. After a failed Bollywood career, Armaan Kohli found recognition on television when he starred on the reality TV show Bigg Boss season seven in 2013.

On the Salman Khan-hosted show, Armaan came to be known for his poor temper, several fights with co-contestants, and close relationship with actor Tanishaa Mukerji. Armaan finished as a finalist. In fact, during the show itself, Kohli was arrested for alleged physical abuse with his co-participant, Sofia Hayat. He was released on bail the next day. Armaan also acted on a fiction show, in 2014: Tumhari Paakhi. He made his Bollywood comeback in 2015 with Salman Khan-starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, in which he played the main antagonist.

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Armaan Kohli reportedly stars in Indo-Polish action-thriller No Means No, which is set to release theatrically later this year. However, no official on the same from the actor or his team. His drug case has further worsened his case to establish himself in the industry. Not just Armaan Kohli but there have been a lot of instances when many Bollywood actors have been arrested in drug cases. The recent one was of Bharti Singh and her husband who were arrested and released on bail two days later.

Sushant Singh Rajput saw questioning from many Bollywood actors related to the drug probe. Big names like Deepika Padukone and Rakul Preet Singh too were questioned. It seems like Narcotics department has their sources in the industry as many arrested has happened since last year and seems like it’s not the end of the road. Actors are role models and any such probe results in decreasing fan following. The actors too are aware of it but seem like not have learned the lessons from the same. Hopefully, the only good news from the world of entertainment is incoming news as many good movies are lined up and we will see the theatrical release of such films in days to come.

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