IPL 7: Shah Rukh Khan okay staying away from Wankhede
Shah Rukh Khan says he is happy watching matches at his home and staying away from the Wankhede Stadium in the wake of Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) five-year ban on the Kolkata Knight Riders owner
Shah Rukh Khan says he is happy watching matches at his home and staying away from the Wankhede Stadium in the wake of Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) five-year ban on the Kolkata Knight Riders owner.
Khan is banned for five years from entering the MCA premises, including the Wankhede Stadium, by the association's managing committee, after he was involved in fracas with the security staff and officials of the cricket body following KKR's victory over Mumbai Indians in 2012. However, the King Khan had denied any misconduct and said he reacted only after children, including his kids, were manhandled by the security staff at the stadium.
During IPL 5 in 2012, Shah Rukh Khan was involved in a brawl with a security guard and MCA officials at Wankhede stadium. File Pic
The actor was talking to the media at the unveiling of a four-part documentary series -- 'Living with KKR'. The TV series traces the emotional journey of the team from its disappointing first three years to its redemption as IPL champions in 2012.
When asked if he would be ok if the Wankhede incident featured in the documentary, Khan said, "I don't make documentaries. It is up to those people who had made it. I am ok with it."
On being probed further about what he would do if asked to come and watch the match at the stadium, the King Khan said, "I am happy watching match at my home. I don't want to go there and this I am not saying because of ego and arrogance. If this (invitation to watch match at Wankhede stadium) happens someday we will see..."
Meanwhile, the 48-year-old actor seems quite excited about the upcoming season of IPL scheduled in April and May.
Shah Rukh satisfied with KKR's performance; has no plans to sell it
"We will never sell the team, it goes up and down with us. The players are like our children and now that we have won, we are all the more happy," SRK, who co-owns KKR with actress Juhi Chawla and her husband and businessman Jay Mehta, told reporters.
The 48-year-old also clarified that he never lost his cool when his team lost matches.
"I don't scold anyone. I speak to everyone politely. They haven't lost the match purposely; even they are upset. You can't scold a sportsman, you have to believe them," he said.
SRK says that the colour of KKR's jersey was changed from black to purple on Juhi's behest and not because he was superstitious.
He said: "Juhi wanted it to be purple, but I am not superstitious at all. When you need someone to blame that is when you get into superstition. I will take the blame, not fall on superstition."
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has said that he wants to buy a football team, which will take part in the proposed IPL-style football league, promoted by All India Football Federation (AIFF) and IMG-Reliance.
"I am interested in buying stakes in the football league. If the football team happens then it is for Kolkata. We have limited resources but we are working towards it. Football team is 100 percent on cards," Shah Rukh said.