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'I was very angry, but not drunk': SRK on Wankhede ban row

May 17, 2012 - Mumbai

Bollywood actor and Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan today justified his scuffle with the security personnel at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday night, saying he got very angry when the security personnel deployed at the spot pushed small children playing on the side of the ground.

He also rubbished reports that he was drunk last night after the match that took place between his team the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians.

"I was very angry, but I was not drunk. They should apologise to me. They were abusive. They shouldn't have spoken to me like that. They manhandled children in the name of security. What are the kids going to do? They should know how to behave with the children," said Khan.

"I was being bullied. They were very aggressive. I got very angry when they pushed little girls. Manhandling kids is not pardonable. Their behavior was completely rude. I will not deny the fact that I was not abusive," he added.

Khan further said both he and his team follow a sportsmanship spirit

"We are public figures. We would never be abusive or disrespectful to fans," he said referring to a report that claimed that he abused a Mumbai Indians female fan.

Earlier, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vilasrao Deshmukh said that the MCA managing committee will take final call on banning Shah Rukh Khan or not.

"The managing committee has suggested ban on SRK. Managing Committee will decide what action to take on SRK brawl," said Deshmukh

"I was not present when the alleged incident occurred. However, MCA officials complained about SRK's behaviour," he added.

Mumbai Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Iqbal Shaikh earlier today said the investigation into the untoward incident involving Shah Rukh Khan is being done, and added that the Bollywood actor will be called for inquiry only after the contents of the application are verified.

"Mr. Nitin Dalal, the honorary Secretary of MCA, he has lodged a written complaint by way of application late last night against Shah Rukh Khan, Morani brothers and his associates for misbehaving with them, abusing them, threatening them and manhandling the security guard and using filthy language against some female," said Shaikh.

""We will verify the contents of the application. And after what it transpires, thereafter as per the inquiry we will call him if necessary," he added, when asked whether Shah Rukh Khan would be called during the inquiry into the matter.

The scuffle happened last night when the actor and his entourage were stopped from going on to the ground after the match, which the Kolkata Knight Riders won.

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), which has lodged a police complaint into the matter, is also considering imposing a ban on Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium.


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