NEW DELHI: Denied permission to celebrate, a drunk Shahrukh Khan got into a messy scrap with a Mumbai stadium’s cricket officials, after the former’s team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat the Mumbai Indians.
Shah Rukh and his entourage which religiously follows the matches of their team the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), had wanted to celebrate at Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium after winning the match against the host team, the Mumbai Indians, when officials of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) which oversees the affairs of the stadium allegedly switched off the stadium’s flood lights, which enraged the Bollywood superstar, who was otherwise jubilant with the win.
Speaking to reporters a senior police official confirmed that Shah Rukh was indeed drunk when the incident happened. Iqbal Sheikh, Mumbai assistant commissioner of police (ACP), confirmed on Thursday that film star and Kolkata Knight Riders’ owner Shah Rukh Khan was in a drunken state when he was involved in a late Wednesday night brawl at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
“Shah Rukh was drunk. He was smelling of alcohol but he was not drinking at the Wankhede stadium. It is not an offense. He was also abusing and threatening the MCA officials,” Mumbai assistant commissioner of police Iqbal Sheikh said.
“I took him out and separated him because the incident was turning ugly. While being taken away he was showering abuses on MCA and BCCI officials. We are investigating the matter,” the official further said.
The incident has cast a slur on the affairs of the Indian Premier League, even as a news channel claimed in an investigative news story that matches in the Indian cricket’s ‘cash cow’ tourney were being fixed by players in return for money.
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