Jaipur: Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan on Saturday sought exception from personal appearance in a court in a case related to smoking in public at a stadium during an IPL match and expressed willingness to pay fine.
He said that the matter was a petty affair and moved an application looking for exemption from personal presence of his client in the case but the same was objected by the counsel of the petitioner.
Khan was called by the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate on a complaint that he was observed smoking on April 8 during a match between his team and Rajasthan Royals. Khan’s counsel V R Bajva represented him in the ACJM court and pleaded responsible on his behalf.
After hearing both the sides, magistrate Shilpa Sameer posted the issue for June 21.Khan is not required to remain present on the next hearing. The court, after taking cognisance of the grievance, had on April 26 issued summoned to Khan directing him to emerge before it.