When SRK was jailed for threatening journalist

Published : 26 Sep 2021 08:21 PM | Updated : 27 Sep 2021 06:02 PM

Actor Shah Rukh Khan has been living in Mumbai for years now but spent his formative years in Delhi. He often speaks about how staple Delhi mannerisms won't leave him, especially in tense situations.

During an interview, Shah Rukh revealed how he had once confronted a journalist for publishing a rumour of his affair with a co-star. Speaking during Tehelka's Think2012 event, Shah Rukh said that when he was filming for ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ in 1993, it had been just two years since his wedding to Gauri Khan.

Talking to the interviewer, Shah Rukh said that Gauri grew concerned if she had made a mistake marrying a film star and if she'd have to worry about him mingling with female actors now. A furious Shah Rukh called up the journalist who had written the piece about it. While she said that it was a joke, he gave an earful, using the choicest of curse words, often heard in streets of Delhi.Shah Rukh said he showed up at the journalist's door and fought with people. “I behaved very badly. I was jailed. My father-in-law had given me a sword, as they do in Punjabi weddings. 

Hindustan Times 

I carried that sword to that journalist's house.     Hindustan Times 

My father-in-law, who is an army officer, said, ‘Son, you have to protect my daughter’. Nobody was saying anything to his daughter but I thought this is a good weapon, sanctioned by the Indian Army,” he said.

At the house, he met a young man and stabbed him in his legs with the ‘sword’ which was actually a ‘kukri’, a type of a dagger. He came back after the incident and returned to ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ sets. A day later, a few cops showed up there, and took him to the station. 

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