Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan, also the state's brand ambassador, on Tuesday said there was "nothing wrong" in the grand felicitation organised by the state government for his IPL-V winning team.
As Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee organised the fete involving Governor M K Narayanan and spent lavishly on the champions KKR side by giving them golden lockets, many ridiculed the move as it had been organised for a club team.
The team members were also showered with gifts from the hosts Cricket Association of Bengal who gifted the 17 members with 10-gram gold chain each including mementos.
"Let's not be political...There is nothing wrong if we bring a bit of happiness to the City of Joy," said SRK.
Shah Rukh, however, stood by Banerjee and said there was nothing wrong in it.
"There is no harm in being happy and sharing happiness. Nobody should criticise it. It's alright to be happy. Let's not be political. It has been done because we all are happy. There is nothing wrong if we bring a bit of happiness to the City of Joy," he said.
Shah Rukh said their celebrations were befitting as they had waited long for the moment.
"It is a humble moment, I must say. For the last four seasons, all the KKR players and our families were moving with a desire to win the cup.
"We had all come from different states - some had come from Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi - and made this city our home. So we wanted to win the hearts of the Kolkatans. Today, I felt that I had won the heart of Kolkata," the actor said.