x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

'Unapologetic' Shah Rukh Khan banned from Wankhede Stadium

The Mumbai Cricket Association slapped a five-year ban on the actor over alleged misbehaviour.

The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) slapped a five-year ban on Shah Rukh Khan on Friday. He is forbidden from entering the Wankhede Stadium over his alleged misbehaviour on Wednesday night.

Khan, the co-owner of the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, reportedly took a group of children, including his daughter Suhana, on to the stadium pitch after a match that evening. A guard tried to stop them from playing, and Khan argued with security staff.

According to reports, Khan started a brawl and used foul language against the officials.

"MCA condemns the behaviour of Shah Rukh Khan. After his fight at the stadium, the actor has shown no regrets for his action and behaviour. In fact, he justified his actions. The managing committee is forced to ban Khan from entering the stadium for five years," the MCA said in a statement.

Replying to allegations by the actor that his daughter was manhandled by security, the MCA president Vilasrao Deshmukh said: "We have not received any complaint from Shah Rukh Khan yet. He is unapologetic."

Stating that the security staff were equally rude, Khan (pictured in black shirt) has maintained he will not apologise for his behaviour. - IANS