MUMBAI: In the past, a Goa-based anti tobacco organisation served a legal notice to Shah Rukh Khan for smoking in public at a summit and at a cricket tournament in Mumbai.
On Sunday, Shah Rukh Khan, who was allegedly smoking at Sawai Man Singh Stadium during the IPL tournament has once again, a complaint submitted against him by the Director of Jaipur Cricket Academy, Anand Singh Rathore, in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jaipur.
The court has fixed April 12 for hearing in the matter.
“Smoking publicly is banned in Rajasthan since 2000. However, Shah Rukh Khan was smoking publicly in front of thousands of spectators. The actor was broadcast live while smoking on the TV channel, which was showing the match,” said the plaintiff’s lawyer Nem Singh Rathore.
The lawyer was surprised that though other spectators were being allowed into the stadium only after frisking, the actor was allowed to carry cigarettes. “The police was confiscating any objectionable items, including cigarettes while frisking. However, it seems Shah Rukh was allowed to carry the cigarette packet into the stadium, which is negligence on part of the police also,” he said.