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A court in India's Rajasthan State has summoned Bollywood star Sharukh Khan for smoking in public. He was asked to appear in court in the city of Jaipur yesterday.
Sharuk has been accused of violating anti-smoking laws and setting a bad example by smoking during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match on 8th April.
On 13 April police fined the Rajasthan Cricket Association Rs. 200 for letting him smoke in the stadium in Jaipur. Sharuk is the owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team, which represents the city of Calcutta.
The petition against Sharuk Khan has been filed by a Jaipur resident named A.S. Rathore. The petitioner has also submitted to the court press reports and a CD which shows Khan smoking.
Rajasthan enacted the anti-smoking law 12 years ago and declared smoking in public places an offence. Sharuk is one of India's biggest stars and has appeared in more than 70 films.(niz)