Bollywood actor Sharukh Khan paid Rs 100 as fine for smoking at the stadium during an IPL match in May, as per the Rajasthan court order. Ironically, he paid the fine amount, which is less than the cost of a cigarette packet.
During a match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Night Riders in last May at the Swami Man Singh Stadium, the ‘Don’ was seen smoking a cigarette publicly. Under the Rajasthan Prevention of smoking Act, 2000, smoking in public places is banned in the state.
Hence, when the anti smoking activists complained, Anand Singh, chairman of JCA (Jaipur Cricket Association) filed a petition in the court against SRK and the star was asked to appear before the court on May 26th. After hearing the court found Shahrukh to be guilty and issued order accordingly.
SRK is a chain smoker, which has often landed him in trouble for smoking in public. In some earlier occasions also he has faced embarrassing situations for smoking.
In 2009, when the IPL was shifted to South Africa, he was seen smoking there at one of the matches and earned problem.