Superstar Shah Rukh Khan rail ride stirs fan frenzy, one dies

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New Delhi/Vadodara: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s promotional train ride for his new movie Raees led to a stampede at Vadodara station which left one dead and two injured.

The deceased was identified as 45-year-old Farid Khan Pathan, a local politician. He died of cardiac arrest at the station after the crowd went berserk to get a glimpse of the superstar  on January 23rd night.

The 51-year-old actor, who was travelling in August Kranti Rajdhani, said his prayers are with the family of the deceased.

“One of our colleagues was travelling with us. Her uncle came down to see her at Vadodara. He suffered from a cardiac arrest. It was really unfortunate. We started the journey thinking we all will travel, spend time with each other when one of your own loses someone one on a trip like this, it saddens us all.

“On behalf of everyone, our prayers and blessings are with the whole family. She has reached there. I just spoke to her. I think the burial is in an hour or half hour. We have some of our people with the family members there. Hopefully God will bless her soon,” Shah Rukh told reporters at the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station in New Delhi.

SRK’s fans had gathered in large number at Vadodara station to watch their favourite star, who had boarded the train from Mumbai and was going to Delhi as part of the promotional campaign for his film.

The crowd went out of control when the train halted and some of them started banging window panes. Police had to resort to mild lathicharge to control the situation.

SRK’s fans had gathered in large number at Vadodara station to watch their favourite star, who had boarded the train from Mumbai and was going to Delhi as part of the promotional campaign for his film.

The crowd went out of control when the train halted and some of them started banging window panes. Police had to resort to mild lathicharge to control the situation.

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu was quick to order a probe into the incident even as senior BJP politician Kailash Vijaywargia waded into the controversy comparing two upcoming films — Khan’s Raees and Hritik Roshan’s Kaabil.

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