Shah Rukh Khan booked for insulting Indian flag
Pune: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been booked by city police for allegedly insulting the national flag, police said today.
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 14 August.
Brahme told CNN IBN that "We have decided to start a movement against people who show disrespect to the Indian flag and if we find such people, we will start registering complaints against them without thinking of their stature.."
" In SRK’s case, I was surfing the net and on one website I found some pictures in which he was waving the Indian flag in Mumbai after India won the cricket World Cup on April 2, 2011. While waving the flag, he ignored the fact that saffron colour was at the bottom and the green colour was on top." he added.
"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.
Meanwhile, sources close to Shah Rukh in Mumbai said the actor does not have any knowledge about any such complaint against him.
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: Aug 21, 2012 15:54:49 IST