SRK: I'm not a thief!


By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, March 16 -- After all the fun at brother-in-law Rustom Tiwari's wedding in the Capital, actor Shah Rukh Khan is back at work. In a chatty mood, he held no prisoners as he fielded queries from the media in Delhi on Monday.

Some reports in the media had it that the Company Law Board (CLB) was set to levy a monetary penalty on SRK's company, Red Chillies Entertainment, for failing to file balance sheets and annual returns with the Registrar of Companies for the past four years. The board also proposed that it would impose a fine of up to R7.5 lakh on the company. To this, Shah Rukh, in town for a promotional event for Nokia, said, "I have no idea about it as I have been out of the country because of shoots. I am a law-abiding citizen of the country, and the highest tax payer. I follow rules, but if there is any such problem, I will check on it and sort it out. I am not a thief. If there has been an oversight, it will be checked immediately."

The actor, 45, who was once very active on microblogging site Twitter, has tweeted only thrice since November last year. When asked why, he said, "To begin with, I don't know how to deal with people. And when I was on Twitter, people would ask me very intrusive questions. They would ask stuff that even my closest friends would not. I was sharing personal details on Twitter, including my kids' pictures, but after I realised it was getting too personal, I got back to my reclusive, unsocial self. I don't need to promote my films on Twitter."

Khan also spoke at length about his IPL cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders. When asked to comment on the buzz about Shakira co-starring in a music video with him, he said, "I have a team of people working around the marketing for KKR. I have no clue if Shakira is going to dance for KKR. It is wonderful if she is going to ... but I really don't know anything till now."

And then, he ate the humble pie. "As the owner of the team, I think I have let KKR down since the team hasn't being doing well. But, it is not in my hands, as I am not playing on the ground."