A complaint has been filled against actor Shah Rukh Khan for smoking in public during the Indian Premiere League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Man Singh Stadium.
The complaint was filed on Monday in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate. The court has fixed April 12 for hearing in the matter.
“Smoking publicly is banned in Rajasthan since 2000. However, Shah Rukh Khan was smoking publicly in front of thousands of spectators. The actor was broadcast live while smoking on the TV channel which was showing the match," said lawyer Nem Singh Rathore, who has filed the complaint on behalf of Anand Singh Rathore, director of Jaipur Cricket Academy.
The lawyer said that the rules that apply to the fans who attend the match should also apply to the celebrities.
“The police was confiscating any objectionable items including cigarettes while frisking. However, it seems Shah Rukh was allowed to carry the cigarette packet into the stadium which is negligence on part of the police also,” he said.
Shah Rukh Khan has time and again made pledges to quit smoking but has never quite managed it.