It was to be his grand sporting spectacle before the greatest sport of them all, elections. But it has backfired. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal got Shah Rukh Khan to dance at the inauguration of the Kabaddi World Cup in Bathinda. But the hefty price tag, a reported Rs 2.8 crore including the cost of a chartered flight for the star, has caused widespread anger. Sukhbir’s cousin, Manpreet Singh Badal of the Peoples’ Party of Punjab, attacked the timing of the event, launched on the day the anti-sikh riots in 1984 began. His chief rival, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, also called attention to the presence of the sartorially-challenged dancers on stage.
BADALJUNIOR AND SENIOR WITH KHAN