Shah Rukh Khan's new film Raees ran into trouble before its release when a man died after a stampede like situation occurred in Vadodara, when the train the actor was traveling in, halted there. Now, a food cart vendor in Kota, Vikram Singh, has filed a complaint against SRK for the damages incurred and injuries he suffered allegedly due to the frenzy caused on the railway station.
PTI reported on Wednesday that Kota's Government Railway Police (GRP) had filed an FIR based on Vikram's complaint, booking him for charges of 'rioting', 'unlawful assembly' and 'criminal conspiracy', among others.
Vikram alleged that the food on his trolley got scattered when one of the gifts SRK was throwing towards his fans came in its direction. As people rushed to catch the gift, a stampede like situation happened. Amidst the chaos, Vikram's money was stolen from his coffer and he also suffered injuries.
Shah Rukh Khan aboard the August Kranti Rajdhani Express as it stops in Mathura. (PTI photo)
Shah Rukh had boarded the August Kranti Rajdhani Express on February 24 from Mumbai to Delhi. The journey was part of his promotional campaign for Raees.
The campaign had run into trouble earlier as well when Farheen Khan Pathan, a social activist, died due to breathlessness in the melee that ensued. Some reports however suggest that he died of a cardiac arrest. Two policemen were also injured.
Police trying to control fans waiting for Shah Rukh Khan at a railway station in Mathura. (PTI photo)
Farheen was a relative one of the "colleagues" travelling with Shah Rukh. SRK called Farheen's death "unfortunate", and said he was praying for the strength of his family. "We started the journey thinking we all will travel, spend time with each other... When one of your own loses someone on a trip like this, it saddens us all," he told media persons at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station in Delhi a day after the incident.