Pune: Indian police booked Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly insulting the national flag after Lok Janshakti Party national secretary Ravi Brahme complained that the superstar waved the flag upside down.
The Chatushringi police lodged an FIR against Shah Rukh on 14 August after Brahme complained that the actor allegedly insulted the tricolour in a video uploaded on YouTube.
“We have decided to start a movement against people who show disrespect to the Indian flag and if we find such people, we will start registering complaints against them without thinking of their stature,” CNN IBN quoted Brahme as saying.
“In SRK’s case, I was surfing the net and on one website I found some pictures in which he 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.”
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 consist some photos and videos too.”
According to PTI, sources close to Shah Rukh in Mumbai said the actor does not have any knowledge about any such complaint against him.