Hours after Kolkata Knight Riders’ co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was on Thursday reportedly banned for life from Wankhede Stadium following an alleged scuffle with Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials, SRK broke his silence on the issue.
Talking to the mediapersons on Thursday afternoon said that the security officials were manhandling children. “I was bullied,” he said.
Clarification given by Shah Rukh which claimed that the brawl at the Wankhede Stadium was triggered after the actor’s kids were manhandled.
Rejecting the claims that he was drunk, the actor said “It is wrong to say that I was under the influence of alcohol. I was not drunk, only misbehaved when I was provoked. Security officers abused me, my daughter.”
SRK claimed he was not out of line at Wankhede stadium. He went on to add: “I didn’t go for the match, I just went to pick up my children.”
The superstar said, “I am extremely disturbed that they should man handle children in the name of security.”
SRK said that he is not ‘worried about the ban’. “Barring my entry will not make a difference to my life.”
“I will not apologise, instead officials at Wankhede stadium should apologise to me for being extremely high handed,” he said.
The Bollywood star had an altercation with the security and officials of the association after the Knight Riders had swamped Mumbai Indians, according to MCA treasurer Ravi Savant.