A case against Shahrukh Khan has been filed for ‘disrespecting’ the Indian national flag. The complainant is a Pune-based social worker.
Ravindra Bramhe, who is the national secretary of Lok Janshakti Party, has filed a case against Shahrukh Khan after watching a video in which the actor is seen carrying the national flag upside down.
According to Bramhe, he saw the clip on the internet and it shows Shahrukh Khan driving his car from his residence Mannat to celebrate the Indian Cricket team’s world cup win in April 2011. The actor, according to Bramhe, is seen carrying the tricolor upside down.
Though the offense seems inadvertent, Bramhe has filed a case against the superstar under the relevant sections of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour (Amendment) Act. However, he is dismayed by the fact that the Chatuhshrungi police station where he filed the complaint has transferred the case to Juhu police station in Mumbai.
Shahrukh Khan is presently in Ladakh shooting for Yash Chopra’s film. His patriotism is beyond doubt and it can be recalled that he cheered team India in the 2007 T20 World Cup final against Pakistan. He was also the first among the Bollywood stars to take to streets to celebrate India’s World Cup win last year.