Shahrukh in legal trouble for disrespecting tricolor

Shahrukh Khan is again in the news for all wrong reason. Social worker Ravindra Brahme (40) has lodged a case against Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan for disrespecting the national flag during world cup final held in April, 2011.

"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," Brahme said. "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."

He said that Khan was a role model and an iconic figure for the youth in the country and so should act responsibly. "If he indulged in such acts, the youth will also emulate him," Brahme said. "I have registered a case against Khan with the Chatushringi police station and the case has been transferred to the Bandra police station in Mumbai, where Khan resides."

Police Inspector (Crime) Subhash Nikam of the Chatushringi police station, said: "We have registered the case against Shah Rukh Khan under the relevant sections of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour (Amendment) Act on August 14 after Brahme approached us. Since the incident had taken place in Mumbai, the case has been transferred to the Bandra police station and the police there will be investigating the matter further."

Ravindra Brahme also filed complaint against model Gehna Vashist at the Deccan Gymkhana police station for humiliating the national flag by using it as a bikini for a photo shoot in Mumbai. Gehna was arrested by Deccan Gymkhana police officials on Saturday.