Shah Rukh Khan's Statement, "They were pushing little girls."Ranjit Rodricks , 17 May 2012
Shah Rukh Khan with daughter Suhana and other young friends at Wankhede Stadium
“I won’t deny that I could have said something in a fit of anger, but I will not apologise,” said Shah Rukh Khan Thursday, adding that the security officials from the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) manhandled children and that they should say sorry for their rudeness.
Even though Mushtaq Sheikh maintains that the brawl at the Wankhede Stadium last night ensued because the security were rough with Shah Rukh Khan’s children’s friends and also because his daughter Suhana was pushed, speculation is rife that the photos on Facebook tell another tale.
“I don’t think that my behaviour was incorrect or I did something illegal. I think what I did was correct. They are my kids and I have a responsibility towards them. I will not apologise. They (officials) should apologise to me,” Shah Rukh told reporters here.
Shah Rukh Khan with daughter Suhana
“I had gone to pick up my children who were there to watch the match. I went there, congratulated my team and when I came back, I saw that there a gentleman was manhandling the children. They were pushing little girls. I just told him that this is not the way to behave,” said Shah Rukh.
Suhana (circled) stands to the side while Shah Rukh confronts the security guard
“He (the official) spoke something in Marathi, something which I can’t even repeat… I said he should not speak to me like this. It is extremely disturbing to see the way they manhandled children. Their behaviour is unpardonable. They were extremely highhanded. I won’t deny that I could have said something in a fit of anger,” he added.
Also, here’s an audio recording of the whole fight which appeared on The Indian Express website.
Shah Rukh Khan at Wankhede Stadium
“We are public figures. We are actors and we will never ever behave rudely,” he insisted. “There was no argument with the cops. They were just trying to control the fight. They said, ‘Aap ghar jao hum dekh lenge’.”
Shah Rukh Khan held a press conference to issue a statement as reported by DNA earlier today.
Shah Rukh Khan at Wankhade
Shah Rukh Khan ended with, “I was not drunk. I just drink socially. It is an easy way to pick on the celebrities and say things like that they were drunk or were angry.”
A complaint has been registered in Mumbai’s Marine Drive police station by the MCA officials. Assistant Commissioner of Police Iqbal Shaikh said the actor was “smelling” of liquor.
Now, we leave you to make sense of them and what really happened out there on the cricket pitch. Leave your comments below!