He may be a Bollywood movie star, but Shah Rukh Khan certainly isn’t above the law as events this week proved as the actor has had a legal complaint filed against him after he was seen smoking during an ILP cricket match last weekend.
Shah Rukh Khan was seen openly smoking during Saturday’s IPL match between the actor’s team, Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals. Khan was seen smoking by millions of TV viewers as the cameras cutaway from the action on the pitch to the crowd, catching the Bollywood star puffing away on a cigarette from the stands at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium.
A nationwide smoking ban prohibiting anyone from smoking in a public place came into force throughout India in 2008, while an all-out ban prohibiting the advertisement of cigarettes was introduced in the country back in 2000.
A complaint against Shah Rukh Khan has been filed on behalf of Jaipur Cricket Academy director, Anand Singh Rathore, after the actor was seen smoking at the recent cricket match. The complaint also highlights possible failings of security staff at the stadium who were required to search all spectators entering the ground and remove items such as cigarettes.
The complaint is being assessed by the courts, once the matter has been considered they’ll decided whether further action will be taken against the actor or the security staff at the stadium.