SRK in legal trouble for smoking in Jaipur stadium
Indo-Asian News Service
April 11, 2012 09:52 IST
A complaint has been filed in a court in Jaipur against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for publicly smoking at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Sunday (April 8).
The match was being played between Rajasthan Royals and SRK's team Kolkata Knight Riders.
The complaint was submitted to the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate, and the case will be heard on April 12.
"Smoking publicly is banned in Rajasthan since 2000. However, Shah Rukh Khan was smoking publicly in front of thousands of spectators. The actor was broadcast live while smoking on the TV channel which was showing the match," said lawyer Nem Singh Rathore who filed the complaint on behalf of Jaipur Cricket Academy director Anand Singh Rathore.
The lawyer said that spectators were being allowed into the stadium only after frisking.
He said: "The police was confiscating any objectionable items including cigarettes while frisking. However, it seems Shah Rukh was allowed to carry the cigarette packet into the stadium which is negligence on part of the police also.".