Bollywood’s Dabang -Salman Khan and King Khan- Shah Rukh have become friends again after they met at Congress Leader and MLA of Bandra,Baba Siddiqui’s annual Iftar party.They had a spat in 2008 at Katrina Kaif’s birthday. Well,is Congress going to use the patch up in their achievements list ? 😀
funny cartoon image on veteran actor Manoj Kumar filing case against SRK and Eros International for SRK lampooning him in one of the movie scenes.
Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister, Science and Technology and also the president of Maharashtra Cricket Association had visited Kolkata along with the Prime Minister. Mamata Banerjee (didi), utilized the opportunity to ask him to reconsider West Bengal’s brand ambassador and Kolkata Knight Rider Team co-owner, Shah Rukh Khan’s ban from entering Wankhade stadium(which is under MCA) for 5 years. Well, SRK deserves such favors from didi not only because he is the brand ambassador for the state but also because his KKR team won the IPL cup for the city 😉 !
On 16th May 2012, Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai saw Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood King and Knight Rider Owner,using abusive languages at the ground officials after which he has been banned to enter the stadium, for life. Now what exactly happened on the ground is known only to Shah Rukh and the Officials but the both parties have different versions :
While Shah Rukh Khan’s version is that he ended up into a brawl with the MCA officials when he noticed his children being manhandled physically in the name of security and that he was not at all drunk. Shah Rukh has been banned to enter the Wankhede Stadium of Mumbai by the Maharashtra Cricket Association, on the other hand. The MCA officials have a different story altogether where they said Shah Rukh Khan, who was drunk, wanted to enter the playground which is not allowed to non-players and when the officials tried to stop him, he hurled abuses at them resulting which the brawl took place.
Smoking publicly is banned in Rajasthan since 2000 under the Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act. However, Bollywood ‘Badhshah’ and owner IPL Team- Kolkata Knight Riders,Shah Rukh Khan was smoking publicly in front of thousands of spectators.on the ground and on Television, while watching the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders on April 8th at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium , Jaipur.
IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla has asked for reports on what exactly happened during the IPL match between Knight Riders and Kings XI on wednesday,18th April! In the match , Shaun Marsh was given a controversial out by the umpire which made King XI owner, Preity , so angry that she ended up arguing with match officials !
Well, such issues surely increase the viewership of the IPL tournament on television.Where the IPL is all about money and from the team owners to organizers to advertisers and sponsors to the players , everyone makes money , big deal, if controversial issues like players slapping fellow players and Team owners yelling against controversial decisions, in open , is fabricated to gain TRP of the tournament !
After Big B-Amitabh and Aamir Khan it is the King of Khans Shahrukh who has become Brand – Ambassador of a state. While Aamir represents the country as a whole , Amitabh represents Gujarat and now it is the changed Bengal which decided to bag in the Kolkata Knight Rider Team owner , Shahrukh Khan to represent the state. West Bengal is a state of Mountains and Hills and Sea-shore as well. The remains of the British Empire are equally worth visiting. However, the state somehow did not promote tourism in the state. With the change of the Government,Mamata Banerjee took the initiative of improving tourism in the state and the present advertising technique being appointing a famous Bollywood Star as the Brand-Ambassador of the state, Shahrukh got the opportunity.
Probable Shahrukh And Bengal Connections!
Shahrukh’s movies have always done relatively better in Kolkata since the beginning of his career. His fan base in Kolkata is very stable hence even worst of his movies do relatively better here. There is no denying that he has strong fan base world-wide and all over the country but Bengal somehow stands the most stable. No big deal , if that might have attracted King Khan to own Kolkata Knight Riders as a way of saying thankyou and thereby keeping his popularity intact and now with a decision of being the brand-ambassador for the state he surely won over the hearts in Bengal. Shahrukh not only considered a great actor but also a clever businessman , is bound to capitalize the opportunity and with him being the representative of the state it is sure that tourism in the state of Bengal would see good times. After all , Bengal has too many varieties to offer ranging from British History , to Hill-Stations and Sea-Shores.