Rajasthan Police serve notice of Shahrukh Khan smoking
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Rajasthan police today served summons on superstar Shah Rukh Khan to appear before a court in Jaipur on a complaint that he was seen smoking in public. SRK was seen on camera smoking during an IPL match in Jaipur Sawai Man Singh Stadium in April of this year.
Just last week, the popular actor in Bollywood was issued a five-year ban from entering the stadium in Mumbai Wankhede after a fight and the alleged exchange of words wth stadium staff and officials of the Association of Mumbai cricket (MCA). The Board of Control for Cricket in India is still looking into this area.
Shahrukh Khan was seen smoking in front of the camera during a match between Kolkata Knight Riders, the IPL team, he has, and Rajasthan Royals on April 8. A complaint was filed in the court of Additional Judicial Magistrate on April 9 by a resident of Jaipur, Anand Singh Rathore, who alleged that, despite a ban on smoking in public, the actor was smoking in front of thousands of cricket fans. He said the actor is idolized by his fans, some even pattern after him and so when Mr. Khan is considered light in public, it sends the wrong message to young fans.
The court took note of the complaint and asked the actor to be present to hear the following Saturday, May 26
Smoking in public places is banned throughout the country.