New Delhi, Nov 11: Maharashtra Member of Legislative Council (MLC) from Alibaug, Jayant Patil, scolded Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan after he couldn’t board his yacht and in the process, delaying the leader’s journey to Mumbai.
“Have you bought entire Alibaug…. have you? Tell me… Have you bought whole of Alibaug…. Just listen to me, without my permission you cannot even enter Alibaug,” Patil was heard shouting at Khan in a video.
— ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2017
The video, which has gone viral on social media and it has also been shown on television channels.
The incident reportedly took place on November 3 when the departure of the MLC, Jayant Patil, from the Gateway of India jetty here allegedly got delayed as Khan was also scheduled to depart for Alibaug in his private yacht from the jetty.
The lawmaker has confirmed his action.
On November 2, Shah Rukh was in Alibaug to ring in his birthday with close friends and family including Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, his wife Gauri Khan, daughter Suhana and little one AbRam.
As per reports, while he boarded his yacht, at the same time Patil came on the spot as he too had to board his yacht to his home in Raigad, Colaba. But since Shah Rukh was present at the spot, a huge crowd gathered on the shore to catch a glimpse of their favourite star and it got difficult for Patil to reach his yacht. This further aggravated the situation and on reaching the yacht the MLC yelled at the actor for not getting out and creating trouble for him.
Patil told a local news channel that he wanted to leave for Alibaug, but could not reach his boat as the actor’s yacht was docked at the jetty and it seemed that the latter was “not in a hurry” to leave.
Patil, the general secretary of the Peasants and Workers’ Party, hails from Alibaug, the headquarters of Raigad district and a popular weekend destination.
In the video, the MLC is seen getting visibly angry and shouting at the actor saying, “You may be a superstar, but have you bought entire Alibaug? You cannnot enter Alibaug without my permission.”
Narrating the entire episode to the news channel, Patil said he was scheduled to go to Alibaug on November 3 but could not board his boat as Khan’s yacht was anchored at the Gateway of India jetty.
“A huge crowd (of fans) had gathered there to get a glimpse of the actor and Khan was also waiving at them. There were some police officials too for his security.
“For some time, Khan’s boat did not leave and I had to wait. Even the police were doing nothing and this irked me,” the Maharashtra Legislative Council member said.
“I heckled him (Khan) because I was getting late and it seemed that he was not in a hurry (to leave),” he added.
“I am a fan of the actor but what happened there was not good. Superstars should get police protection but that does not mean others should suffer because of it,” Patil said.