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Shah Rukh apologises again for Wankhede misdemeanour.

KOLKATA Knight Riders co- owner Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday once again apologised for his spat with the security officials at the Wankhede Stadium during an IPL match that resulted in the Mumbai Cricket Association ( MCA) slapping a five- year ban on him.

" I reacted as a father, but I have no justification for that. However angry or disturbed ( I am), I could not subject my kids to such behaviour.

I felt ashamed after my wife and children told me that my behaviour was not good," said Shah Rukh at a press conference at his residence ' Mannat'. The actor also said that while he didn't think that he was a role model, there were others who believed so, and that was another reason he regretted the incident.

He jocularly remarked that henceforth he has " decided that he would only fight once in a year". When asked whether his apology would mean that the ban against him would be lifted, the actor said: " Every association has its rules and they should follow it." He, however, said that henceforth he would be " more thick- skinned" in order to bear insults hurled at him, as a similar reaction from him " would be bad for my family, my children". The actor, however, took on a section of the media that claimed that he was facing a " mid- life crisis" and having a " meltdown". " For the past 15 days, I've seen pop psychologists hiding their wrinkles with bad make- up, telling people how I behave and why and what goes on in my mind and what my equilibrium is like. I just want to apologise for the incident at the Wankhede as many of them have had to endure this inane talk," he said.

The actor also took on those people who took pot shots at the grand felicitation ceremony organised for his team in Kolkata.

" Some gentleman ( in a TV show) said that there are only five Kolkata players in my IPL team. How dare any one say that? Are they saying that there is no point in celebrating if the Indian team wins because there are only a few Kolkata players in the team? How does one become less Indian or less Kolkatan than anyone else?" questioned Shah Rukh.

He also evaded questions on whether he felt KKR team captain Gautam Gambhir was good enough to captain the Indian team.

" He is very disciplined, very focused. Whether he should be the captain of the Indian team is something that you have to ask the experts. I don't have that much cricket knowledge," he said.

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