Javed Akhtar feels ban on Shahrukh Khan is little harsh

Shahrukh Khan was given five-years ban from entering Wankhede after the brawl on Thursday AFP

Mumbai: May 20, 2012


Renowned lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar says that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA)’s decision to ban Shahrukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium for five years is a “little harsh”.


MCA slapped a five-year ban on Shahrukh, co-owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), from entering the stadium for allegedly misbehaving with security personnel and MCA officials at the stadium on Wednesday night. In his clarification, the superstar alleged that he got upset when he saw MCA officials allegedly manhandling his daughter.


“I don’t know what has happened in detail. But from whatever I know, I feel it’s more of an over reaction. I don’t know exactly what happened, so I can’t judge. But there is no need to react like this. I have no right to take sides, but I feel that the punishment is a little harsh,” he told reporters on Saturday when asked about his viwes on the issue.


Akhtar was speaking at the launch of the Marathi version of his book “Tarkash”. (IANS)