Mamata, Bollywood support SRK
Following his misbehavior at the IPL on Wednesday, MCA banned Shahrukh Khan for five years. His banned was not taken in a good taste by Bollywood and some noted politicians of the country. They backed Shahrukh Khan and his action.
Director and friend Karan Johar said, "SRK is one of the best fathers I know and protective about every child. He was being just that, a protective parent!!! Why blame a man who was just reacting as a father... who wouldn't have done the same in his place?"
Actress and new mother Celina Jaitley said, "Speaking even as a new mother of twins, when it comes to one's children a parent will go to any length to protect them, SRK is a good dad. When it comes to my children I would go to any lengths to protect them, he was being a dad at that moment... are stars not human?"
"Kahaani" director Sujoy Ghosh also voiced his support for SRK, saying, "Read about the SRK incident. I think @iamsrk was very decent about the whole thing. I'd have ripped their heads off if it was my daughter (sic)."
Director Anurag Basu said, "SRK's behaviour is completely justified, I'd have smashed their heads if it was my daughter."
Music composer-singer Vishal Dadlani tweeted, "Straight up. Touch my family, I destroy you. No question. SRK was right."
"I've got first hand reports of the fracas with @iamsrk. His daughter was touched and shoved. He protected. Well done Dad!! At Wankhede, SRK was a father, not just an actor... Please don't expect a father to apologise for protecting his baby.. Satyamev Jayate (sic)," TV actor Ronit Roy tweeted.
CM of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee asked MCA to reconsider their decision. Shahrukh being a co-owner of KKR and brand ambassador is backed by Mamta.
"I will appeal please reconsider the decision," Mamata said when reporters sought her reaction on the decision of the Mumbai Cricket Association.
"We love Maharashtra, capital of India's business. We love Shah Rukh, Sachin, everybody. Shah Rukh is our brand ambassador and that is why you are asking me the question."
"I do not know whether it will be proper for me to comment anything about the incident. I do not want to interfere about other states' business."
"I request you not to distort my saying - whatever I am saying. It is a sensitive issue," Banerjee said.