Shah Rukh Khan apologises over stadium argument

By AFP
Published: May 28, 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders owner and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan (3rd R) celebrates with his teammates. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has apologised for his “misbehaviour” at an Indian Premier League match in Mumbai when he tried to walk onto the ground after the game.

The actor, who co-owns the Kolkata Knight Riders team that won the tournament final on Sunday, wanted to take a group of youngsters including his daughter onto the Wankhede Stadium outfield after a match on May 16.

When a security guard stopped them, Khan argued angrily with officials for 10-15 minutes before finally giving up.

The 46-year-old star, who denied he was drunk, was banned from the stadium for five years.

“I want to apologise to the kids for my misbehaviour… I apologise to all who saw me differently. I shouldn’t have behaved in that manner,” he told reporters after the final in Chennai late Sunday.

Khan, one of the Bollywood film industry’s most popular stars, last week pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a fine after he was seen smoking during an IPL match in Jaipur.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Rana
    May 28, 2012 - 4:35PM

    SRK Apologizes?? Very disappointing for SRK haters!!!

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  • Rana
    May 28, 2012 - 4:49PM

    SRK apologizes??? Very disappointing for SRK haters!!!

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  • jagjit sidhoo
    May 28, 2012 - 4:57PM

    Well done SRK

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  • GhostRider
    May 28, 2012 - 5:15PM

    Who cares about you and your cheap stunts SRK

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  • Nas
    May 28, 2012 - 5:25PM

    Well done SRK for taking responsibility – I wish our govt could take some responsibility for their actions and also apologise rather then blaming the rest of the planet for all our ills!

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  • Mahi
    May 28, 2012 - 5:59PM

    @GhostRider:
    Apparently,EVERYONE who happen to be his fan or a fan of his work do care about him and the things he does!
    Well done and congratulations SRK,for the victorious win of KKR!

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  • Mahi
    May 28, 2012 - 6:07PM

    @Rana:
    LOL yes Kings don’t apologise they only forgive,so it that nice of him to do so?:P
    Well done SRK,I’m proud of you :)

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  • G. Din
    May 28, 2012 - 6:23PM

    Never fails! Look a bully in the eye and see him squeamishly backing down!

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  • imposter
    May 28, 2012 - 6:28PM

    You cared enough to look at the article@GhostRider:

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  • Pollack
    May 28, 2012 - 11:34PM

    Isnt that wasim akram behind SRK? I thought Pakistanis are banned from IPL? Is Akram still Pakistani or has he renounced his Pakistani citizenship.? Or is there no ban at all?

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  • Mahi
    May 29, 2012 - 12:32AM

    @Pollack:
    Arre Wasim is a bowling coach for KKR,and I guess it’s the Pakistani players they’ve a problem with,otherwise the bowling coach aka Wasim Akram,the commentator aka Ramiz Raja and the umpire Aleem Darr are all Pakistanies,and surprisingly no one has a problem with them:S

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  • Rana
    May 29, 2012 - 10:04AM

    @Mahi:

    You are doing a tough job, trying to make people understand what they don’t need to!!

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  • kapt slim
    May 29, 2012 - 10:42AM

    Fame follow few people where ever the go. SRK is one such example. The King Khan of Indian cinema rose to more glory when his team clinched the IPL season 5 trophy. Thumbs up SRK

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  • Vinayak
    May 29, 2012 - 11:02AM

    @Pollack:
    There is no ban on Pakistani players as such. During the first IPL, PCB withdrew its players from IPL, citing tensions following the Mumbai attacks. Consequently the IPL franchisees decided that it is too risky to put money on a Pakistani player, because he might not be available for the full season.

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  • maestro
    May 30, 2012 - 3:50PM

    @Vinayak:
    What security issue for Pak players in IPL? Pakistani contingent were cheered loudest at the Commonwealth games after the Indian contingent in the opening ceremonies. Wasim is a bowling coach for the winning KKR team. IPL without Pak players (Asian champs this year) is incomplete. Its time to get over politics and play it as it is – a sport! The Indian crowds would have loved to see Afridi, Umar Gul, Umar Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Hafeez, etc., in action. And it would have gone a long way in building better relations between Pak and India. PCB didnot withdraw them – IPL refused to give them contracts. Umar Akmal and Kohli batting together would have been a sight to see. Sad.

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