News|April 11, 2012 10:03 am

Shah Rukh Khan in legal trouble for smoking

Bollywood’s King Khan upset the faction of anti-smokers in Jaipur by smoking a cigarette publicly during the IPL match held on Sunday night, at Sawai Man Singh stadium, Jaipur.

This made him land in legal trouble with the Jaipur Cricket Academy director Anand Singh Rathore who moved to court on Monday afternoon seeking action against Shah Rukh Khan.

While talking to us, Rathore said,

It’s a lapse on the part of police and administration as they allowed Khan to enter the stadium with cigarettes. Besides seeking the court’s intervention, another question I have raised is how a cigarette was allowed inside the stadium. Logon ki to paani ki bottle tak rakh lete hain, but SRK ko cigratte le jaane di

Rathore has also handed over the evidence to the court along with the application.

I have given them a CD apart from some photographs wherein the actor is clearly seen smoking.

The additional chief judicial magistrate’s court, taking note of the complaint, has fixed April 12 as the date for next hearing.

When contacted, Gheesaram Sharma, stadium supervisor, said, “We heard about the complaint in the morning.” He however, said they have not filed any complaint in a court and are in the process to prepare a separate report.

A senior officer said,

The reports will be submitted to BCCI, as well as other departments for appropriate action.

Lawyer Nem Singh Rathore, who filed the complaint on behalf of Anand, said,

The actor was broadcast live on the TV channel while smoking. It’s also negligence on the police’s part, as they did not confiscate the cigarette packet, allowing him to carry it into the stadium.