Like Vidya Balan, Shah Rukh Khan too has been in awe of the beauty and culture of West Bengal. The actor owns the team Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and being the brand ambassador of Kolkata, Shah Rukh Khan recently attended the Kolkata Police annual cultural programme. However, the event has led to controversy after a woman Sub Inspector named Sampa Haldar danced with Shah Rukh Khan on a song from his film Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee too was a part of this event and certain politicians accused her of allowing a woman police officer to dance with the Bollywood superstar in uniform. Former city police commissioner Nirupam Som claimed that she has belittled the sanctity of the uniform but maintained that she could have done this in civil clothes.
Former IPS officer Samir Gangopadhyay too voiced out similar thoughts and commented that he might soon see officers dancing like Chulbul Pandey referring to Salman Khan‘s dance in Dabangg.
On the other hand, State Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleged Mamta Banerjee of going against the constitution by mentioning that the Indian Constitution does not allow anyone to dance in a uniform like that and Mamta who holds the reigns of the State should not have defied the rules. Also, BJP state president Rahul Sinha was of the opinion that Mamta Banerjee involves too many actors in the programmes and that she should quit politics soon.