Shah Rukh Khan’s defense: “My Children were Manhandled”


Shah Rukh Khan

MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan, who has been in the news since today morning, for allegedly getting drunk and abusing MCA officials, has finally spoken on the incident and provided his defense.

"I was being bullied. I was angry, but I was not drunk", said the star explaining that he had not attended yesterday’s match in the first place, but had only come to the stadium to pick up his children.

The actor says he is owed an apology, because he is victim, and not the crime-doer in this scenario. Khan claims he got angry because his children were being "physically manhandled in the name of security". He said that the stadium officials "were pushing, touching little girls, and that is unpardonable."

Shah Rukh denies that he abused a woman fan, and added that he did not care for the ban imposed upon him, "I would not like to go to a stadium where people are so rude. I took little children for the match and 40 grown-up people came charging aggressively at me. I think my behavior is absolutely correct. I would still do the same thing if they misbehaved with my kids or kids that I am taking care of."

Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police are holding their ground that the actor was, indeed, drunk. ACP Iqbal Sheikh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, said the actor, who smelt of alcohol, seemed to have taken umbrage at some members of his entourage being told not to be on the ground. Currently, the police are trying to trace witnesses to piece together the incident as it happened.

The MCA is not in the mood to relent. Vice-President – Ravi Sawant said "SRK was dead drunk, our security tried to stop him but he pushed him and abused in such filthy language that I cannot use it here."