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SRK: I will not watch a cricket match in future

Last updated on: November 21, 2007 13:28 IST

Shah Rukh Khan has announced that he will not watch cricket matches in the stadium in future, after some BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) officials claimed that the actor was only interested in promoting his film, Om Shanti Om, and not the match itself.

"I am disappointed," Shah Rukh said, adding, "I take my children to watch the match and if someone asks me a question about my film, I will obviously answer them."

He made the statement during the launch of the book, The Making Of Om Shanti Om, on November 20.

Many felt that Shah Rukh was a lucky mascot for Indian cricket, ever since he went to watch the T-20 finals which India won. He also watched the India-Pakistan match last weekend. The actor is usually accompanied by his son and OSO costar Deepika Padukone.

"I will not watch a cricket match in future. Even if my children Aryan and Suhana go, I will tell the BCCI officials not to focus the camera on them and make a statement that their father is Shah Rukh Khan," the actor stated. 

In a statement to PTI, BCCI Vice President, Rajiv Shukla said, "The BCCI has no objection if any film star watches any matche involving the national team. We do not think the players get distracted by film stars or any other spectator."

In the picture: SRK cheers the India-Pakistan Twenty-20 finals in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Getty Images

Rediff Entertainment Bureau