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Wankhede brawl: MCA officials rubbish Shah Rukh's defence
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Mumbai, May 17, 2012
First Published: 21:04 IST(17/5/2012)
Last Updated: 21:19 IST(17/5/2012)
Bollywood actor and IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan brushes aside a security guard blowing a whistle to direct children accompanying him off the playing field at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE

Mumbai Cricket Association officials today rubbished Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's version of the fracas at the Wankhede Stadium last night, saying his statement had no basis.

"If that (abuse by MCA people) was the case, then why was the complaint lodged (against him). If he was not drunk then what was he inebriated with?" MCA treasurer Ravi Savant told reporters today.

"It's not worth reacting. We had BCCI officials with us. We had police officers with us. We had MCA officials with us. I don't think I need to react to Shah Rukh's statement," said Savant.

Earlier in the day, Khan had denied at a press conference at his home that he was drunk and claimed the scuffle broke out after MCA officials manhandled his kids who he had come to pick after the IPL match between KKR and Mumbai Indians last night.

"I was not drunk, I had gone to pick up my children. The officials were extremely aggressive. I just got angry but I left after that. I said a few things in anger. I was one and they were 20-25 officials and they were extremely rude. When I tried to answer them, they hid behind others," Khan said.

The Bollywood star had an altercation with the security personnel and officials of the association after the Knight Riders had swamped Mumbai Indians, according to a police complaint lodged by MCA joint secretary Nitin Dalal with the Marine Drive police station after the ugly spat.

Dalal also rubbished Bollywood actor's version of the fracas.

"He abused us in such a way that I can't tell you. The language he used was very bad. His behaviour is not acceptable," said Dalal.

Savant said he would push for a life ban on Khan at the MCA's managing committee meeting tomorrow and was confident he will be supported by those who were present last night and witnessed the fracas.


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