Bollywood star and Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan is likely to face a lifetime ban on entering the Wankhede stadium after he allegedly misbehaved with security guards and cricket officials at the ground, officials said.
The incident took place Wednesday night after the IPL match between his team and Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match.
Khan allegedly misbehaved with a security guard and pushed him. When Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials tried to intervene, he is said to have abused them.
A complaint has been registered in Mumbai’s Marine Drive police station by MCA officials, who will decide on the ban Thursday.
“He pushed the security guard and misbehaved with him. He also used bad language with security officials at the stadium. When we tried to intervene, he yelled out expletives at us,” MCA Treasurer Ravi Sawant told reporters Thursday morning.
Sawant said Shah Rukh, flanked by the bodyguards, went to the players’ dressing rooms to congratulate them. He then came down and started going towards the ground.
“When the security personnel told him that he cannot do so, he abused the guard and his men manhandled the security personnel,” he alleged.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Iqbal Shaikh also confirmed the incident and said police were looking into the matter. – IANS