Legal Issues For Shahrukh Khan Over Smoking Publicly


Legal Issues For Shahrukh Khan Over Smoking PubliclyBollywood’s King Khan disappointed the group of anti-smokers in Jaipur by smoking cigarettes openly over the course of the IPL match held on Sunday evening, at Sawai Man Singh stadium, Jaipur.

This made him land in legal problems along with the Jaipur Cricket Academy director Anand SinghRathore who moved to court on Monday afternoon looking for proceeding against Shah Rukh Khan.

Rathore mentioned, “It’s a lapse on the part of police and management as they permitted Khan to get into the stadium along with cigarettes. Apart from seeking the court’s involvement, another query I have brought up is how a cigarette was permitted within 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 proof to the court together with the application. “I have provided them a CD apart from some photos in which the actor is clearly seen smoking cigarettes.” The additional chief judicial magistrate’s court, taking note of the complaint, has fixed April 12 as the date for next hearing.
When approached, Gheesaram Sharma, stadium supervisor, said, “We heard about the problem in the morning.” He however, said they have not filed any complaint in a court and are in the process to put together a independent report.

A senior officer said, “The reports will be given to BCCI, as well as other departments for suitable 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.”