Shah Rukh Khan apparently has a strong affinity towards controversies. Even before an issue is resolved, the King Khan of Bollywood often finds himself neck-deep in another predicament.
This time the actor has been booked by Mumbai police for allegedly insulting the national flag by waving it upside down.
A First Information Report was registered against the actor at Chatuhshrungi police station, based on a You Tube video dated April last year. The video showed Khan fluttering the Tricolor upside down during the celebrations after India won the World Cup in April 2012.
"Khan has been booked under Sections of Prevention of Insult to National Honor Act, 1971. There is a provision to register complaint of any jurisdiction, and then get it transferred accordingly," a senior police official told a leading daily.
"The case was registered on August 14 and has been transferred to zone nine of Mumbai police for further investigation. The complainant has attached some photos and videos with the complaint," he said.
The complaint was filed by Pune-based social worker Ravindra Brahme, who told a website that "I was surfing the Net and on one site 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 color was at the bottom and the green color was on top."
Last week, Brahme had lodged a complaint against model Gehna Vashishth for wearing the national flag as a bikini. She was arrested and later released on bail on Sunday.
"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 told CNN IBN in an interview.