When Shah Rukh Khan was arrested for threatening a journalist who claimed he spent a night with his Maya Memsaab co-star Deepa Shahi

When Shah Rukh Khan lost his cool over a journalist and was arrested
Shah Rukh Khan once abused a journalist to write a fake story claiming that SRK spent a night with Deepa Shahi (Photo Credit : Facebook/wikimedia/Poster by Maya Memsaab)

Even though Shah Rukh Khan is away from the big screen but he still makes his presence felt for some reason. The king of Bollywood is known for his charming personality and humorous interview, but there are very few instances where SRK has lost his cool. Did you know that the Zero star was arrested in 1992 for abusing and threatening a journalist for writing a fake outrageous story about him and actress Deepa Sahi after they shot an explicit scene for Maya Memsaab?

The 1993 film was a mystery drama directed by Ketan Mehta and Deepa’s husband. It is based on the 1857 novel Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.

According to Anupama Chopra’s book King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepa Shahi shot an intimate scene for Maya Memsaab. Those scenes were filmed in the presence of the actresses’ husband and film director Ketan Mehta.

According to Anupama Chopra’s book, a journalist from Cine Blitz magazine had published a story that Ketan Mehta asked his wife Deepa Shahi to spend a night with Shah Rukh Khan in a hotel so that they could feel comfortable before going out. shooting a very explicit scene for Maya Memsaab. † The report further claimed that they shot the scene the next day in the presence of Ketan and a DOP.

Reportedly, the superstar thought it was a certain journalist named Keith D’Costa who wrote the news. Shah Rukh Khan then abused and threatened the journalist, the case escalated so much that the journalist protected the police and filed a case against him.

A few years ago, during his appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, SRK spoke to David Letterman about the incident, saying: “I got really angry and I called the editor and I said, ‘You wrote this’. He said: ‘But listen, can you just take it… it’s just a joke’ So I said ‘I don’t think it’s funny’ and went to the office and I misbehaved a lot and…’

About his arrest, Shah Rukh Khan said: “I was shooting a movie and the police came. They sat down very sweetly and said, ‘We have some questions for you,’ I said, ‘Do you want me to pack up and we can chat in my car?’ Because I always assume that everyone who meets me is a fan (laughs) They said, ‘No, we want you to come in our car!’ said SRK.”

Shah Rukh Khan was out on bail and interestingly enough, he called the editor and said, ‘Now I’m in jail and I’m not afraid. Now you are very scared.” However, a few years later, the Don star learned that Keith D’Costa had not written the story, so the superstar personally went to the journalist and apologized.

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