Wankhede row: Mamata Bannerjee supports SRK, BBCI want truce

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

SRK in brawl at Wankhede Stadium
SRK in brawl at Wankhede Stadium

Amidst news of the brawl at Wankhede Stadium��involving Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, much has been said by Bollywood stars and Government officials. Earlier today it had been reported that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) wanted Khan banned from the stadium but since, insiders have stated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are all for encouraging a truce between the the two.

According to the Times of India, Khan has reiterated that he was not drunk during the incident but was angry at the the “man handling” of his own and other children that were present. The MCA has proposed a ban of five years to be put on Khan but it seems the��BCCI are hoping for a more amicable outcome, as a source suggests,��”MCA could drop the charges if SRK apologizes to MCA so BCCI could ask the actor to do so or they could ask MCA to compromise on the charges.”

Many Bollywood stars have come out in support of Khan saying that it is unfair that he should be banned for merely trying to be a father who was protecting his children. The Chief Minister of Bengal, Mamata Bannerjee, has also spoken in support of him, as reported by ZEE News, “Shah Rukh Khan is the brand ambassador of West Bengal. I would request the MCA to revert the ban that has been imposed on him”.