- A person died of a heart attack after allegedly being caught in the crowd
- "It is extremely unfortunate," SRK said after the incident
- The Railway Minister had ordered an investigation after the death
Shah Rukh Khan took the August Kranti Express from Mumbai to New Delhi on January 23 as publicity for his film Raees, set in Gujarat. The man who died in Vadodara, Fahreed Khan Pathan, had come to the station with his wife and daughter to meet a journalist, who was a relative, travelling as part of the media entourage on the train.
"It is extremely unfortunate that someone has died...my prayers are with his family. We felt bad as our team was going with us and everyone was happy during the entire journey. I hope his soul rests in peace and his family remains well," Shah Rukh Khan, 51, told reporters after the train pulled into New Delhi.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered an investigation after the death, promising action in case of any lapse on the part of the railway police. The criminal proceedings against Shah Rukh Khan are at the behest of a Vadodara resident named Jitendra Solanki who approached the court after the police refused to let him file a First Information Report or FIR.
Shah Rukh Khan, who played a liquor baron in Raees, is currently on vacation in Los Angeles.
(With inputs from PTI)