Mumbai, Aug 22 (): Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan is under legal trouble, after a social worker Ravindra Brahme (40) has lodged a case against the actor for disrespecting the national flag during the celebrations that followed the Indian cricket team’s victory in the World Cup final held on April 2, 2011. The Chatushringi police lodged an FIR against the actor on August 14.
Brahme had previously lodged a case against model Gehna Vashist at the Deccan Gymkhana police station for dishonouring the Tricolour by using it as a bikini in a photo shoot in Mumbai. Gehna was arrested by officials of the Deccan Gymkhana police station on Saturday.
In SRK’s case, Brahme said once he was surfing the net and on one website he found some pictures in which SRK 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.
The social worker said Khan was an iconic figure and a role model for the youth crowd in the country and so it is very necessary that he should act responsibly. If he indulged in such acts, the youth would also imitate him.
Brahme registered a case against Khan with the Chatushringi police station and the case has been transferred to the Bandra police station in Mumbai, where Khan resides.
A police officer said 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 also consist of some videos and photos.
Shahrukh Khan is presently in Ladakh shooting for Yash Chopra’s film. His patriotism is beyond doubt. He was the first among the Bollywood stars to take to streets to celebrate India’s World Cup win last year.