Bollywood star and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shahrukh Khan made headlines for his ugly spat with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials at the Wankhede stadium. This incident occurred in the 2012 edition of the IPL after his team beat the home side Mumbai Indians.
There have been contrasting reports on the incident ever since it happened. Some reports claimed that Shah Rukh and his entourage wanted to celebrate after the presentation ceremony but he was not allowed to do so, officials said. He allegedly misbehaved with an elderly guard and pushed him. When MCA officials intervened, he is said to have abused them.
SRK denied the accusations saying he was not drunk during the alleged brawl between him and the officials and got into the spat only after kids with him were “manhandled”. “I was not drunk; I had gone to pick up my children. The officials were extremely aggressive. I just got angry but I left after that. I said a few things in anger. I was one and they were 20-25 officials and they were extremely rude. When I tried to answer them, they hid behind others,” Khan said in a press conference.
Contradicting the MCA officials’ claim that SRK had manhandled him, the stadium’s security guard Vikas Dalvi said that the actor did not hit him. Dalvi, who tried to stop SRK’s entourage from entering the ground after the match and the presentation ceremony was over, said that the actor did not touch him but some other men accompanying the actor had manhandled him. He also said that he could clearly smell alcohol during the incident.
The actor received a five-year ban on entering the Wankhede stadium however in 2015 the MCA lifted the ban. In the following year, the Mumbai police informed a metropolitan magistrate’s court that no ‘cognisable offence’ was made out against Bollywood superstar in connection with a brawl at the stadium.