Mumbai: Not many would dare to do what Vikas Balkrishna Dalvi accomplished. For several moments on Wednesday night, the 52-year-old security guard was the one man standing between Shah Rukh Khan and his entourage, and the Wankhede pitch. Whether as recompense or to de-escalate the situation, Vikas has been sent on temporary leave by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) officials.
Speaking exclusively to MiD DAY, Vikas " whos been working at the stadium for 25 years " justified his actions while recounting the terrible ordeal. But on one point he is confident: he did his duty. It has been extremely chaotic. I have had TV channels knocking at my doors all the time. I fear for my life. These are wealthy, powerful people, who are capable of doing anything to me, he said. Vikas is a resident of Kalachowkie, where he lives with wife Reshma and son Vaibhav.
Vikas denied having manhandled the kids in SRKs posse. I watched what Khan said on TV. All I did was walk across to where the children were and blow my whistle. I only put my hand out to prevent them from entering the stadium. Then Khan came up from behind and began hurling abuses at me in English, he claimed. Vaibhav is proud of what his father did. ...more
10:01 AM, May 19, 2012