Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who had gone to Rajasthan to promote his film Raees a couple of months back, found himself in a legal soup after a railway vendor filed a complaint against Khan for allegedly “rioting” and “damaging” railway property during the promotion of his film at the station, based on which, the railway police had charged SRK on the charges.
However, the Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday restrained the police (GRP) from taking any “coercive” action against the actor on the FIR filed by the vendor. On SRK’s petition filed by his counsel Aditya Sharma last month, High Court Judge BL Sharma also directed the Superintendent of Police, Kota-Rural, to serve notice on complainant Vikram Singh. In his petition, SRK said that as per the Railway Act, only railway officials could file a complaint and not any person. Another counsel of SRK, Vivek Raj Bajwa, argued in the court that SRK had deposited Rs 1,89,850 for using the August Kranti Rajdhani Express and had obtained permission for the promotion of the film. Not only this, the FIR was filed to get publicity and is prima facie not maintainable, the counsel alleged.
On the Bollywood front, Khan will be next seen romancing Anushka Sharma in Imtiaz Ali‘s next, which is tentatively titled Raula.