Mamata fights for her knight, says SRK was victimised

  • HT Correspondent, Agencies, Kolkata
  • Updated: May 19, 2012 01:32 IST
  • Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan during a press conference at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan during a press conference at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai's main cricket...

  • Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai's main cricket stadium following a...

  • Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan during a press conference at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan during a press conference at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai's main cricket...

  • Bollywood actor and IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan reacts after a security guard directed children accompanying Khan, off the playing field after the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor and IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan reacts after a security guard directed children accompanying Khan, off the playing field...

  • Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan is accompanied by his daughter Suhana (R) as he gestures towards an unseen security guard after he directed kids accompanying Khan, off the playing field. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE

    SRK off the handle

    Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan is accompanied by his daughter Suhana (R) as he gestures towards an unseen security guard after he directed kids...

  • Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan reacts after a security guard directed children accompanying Khan, off the playing field after the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan reacts after a security guard directed children accompanying Khan, off...

  • Children accompanying unseen Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan play in the field after the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE

    SRK off the handle

    Children accompanying unseen Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan play in the field after the IPL Twenty20...

  • Bollywood actor and IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan is watched by his daughter Suhana (2L) as he gestures towards a security guard blowing a whistle to direct children accompanying him off the field at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in May, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor and IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan is watched by his daughter Suhana (2L) as he gestures towards a security guard blowing a...

  • Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan gestures towards a security guard blowing a whistle to direct children accompanying him off the playing field after the IPL Twenty20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. AFP/Indranil MUKHERJEE

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor and Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan gestures towards a security guard blowing a whistle to direct children...

  • Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan addresses the media the media at his home in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan addresses the media the media at his home in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai's main cricket...

  • Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan addresses the media at his home in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan addresses the media at his home in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai's main cricket stadium...

  • Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan during a press conference at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai

    SRK off the handle

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan during a press conference at his residence in Mumbai. Shah Rukh Khan faced a police probe and a lifetime ban from Mumbai's main cricket...

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday gave a new spin to the actor Shah Rukh Khan versus Mumbai Cricket Academy (MCA) fracas.

Banerjee told reporters that Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR)-owner and Bengal brand ambassador Khan might have been victimised by the

Maharastra government after his team thrashed the home team on home turf on May 17.

“At Eden Gardens Mumbai Indians defeated KKR. At Wankhede, KKR won against Mumbai Indians. One has to take both win and defeat in its true spirit,” said Banerjee at the state secretariat.

Describing the incident as a “small one” she said, “The incident is being blown out of proportion. I have heard Shah Rukh’s daughter and a few other children were with him. The security guards had ill-treated and even manhandled some of the children to which he protested.”

Asked whether she was batting for Khan because he was the brand ambassador of the state, Banerjee said, “I am saying these things as a citizen of India who loves Shah Rukh and Sachin equally.” Earlier, MCA had banned Shah Rukh for five years.

Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan (2R) brushes aside a security guard at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. AFP Photo/Indranil Mukherjee

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