SRK booked for 'insulting' national flag
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been booked by city police for allegedly insulting the national flag, police said on Tuesday.
Based on the complaint of Lok Janshakti Party national secretary Ravi Brahme that Shah Rukh, 46, allegedly insulted the tricolour in a video uploaded on Youtube, the Chatushringi police lodged an FIR against the actor on August 14.
"Shah Rukh Khan has been booked under sections of Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. The case was registered on August 14 and has been transferred to Mumbai police for further investigation. The case documents consist some photos and videos too," a police officer said.
Incidentally, Brahme had recently lodged a complaint against Mumbai-based model Gehna Vashisht for allegedly insulting the national flag by wearing it as a bikini.
She was arrested on August 18 by Deccan Gymkhana police in Pune and released on bail the next day.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh's manager in Mumbai was unavailable for comment.
Here's a clipping from a regional channel that shows SRK waving the national flag upside down:
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Top 10 Shah Rukh Khan controversies
Stardom comes at a price and SRK can surely vouch for it. King Khan has become one of the most controversial actors in B-Town owing to either his celebrity status, religion or behaviour. Here's a look at his top 10 controversies:
SRK-MCA: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials have lodged a police complaint against Kolkata Knight Riders' co-owner Shah Rukh Khan for his alleged misbehaviour at the Wankhede Stadium. They have even decided to ban him for life from entering the premises.
SRK-Salman Khan: There was an time when Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan called each other brothers. But now the rivalry between the two is out in the open. While Salman says "SRK and I can never be friends," SRK thinks "Salman and I don't talk which is absolutely right." So what went wrong? Things apparently got ugly at Katrina Kaif's birthday bash in 2008. It is believed that SRK made inappropriate comments about Salman's ex-flame Aishwarya Rai Bachchan which annoyed him.