At the Wankhede stadium following the match between the Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians, MCA officials discovered to their rude shock that hell hath no fury like a superstar scorned.
Shahrukh Khan did not turn up for the match itself. The story goes that he was roundly booed by a section of the Mumbai crowd when he turned up in KKR colours in a previous edition of the tournament.
Believing that discretion is the better part of valour, he breezed in with a large entourage after most of the crowd had left.
When a security guard tried to restrain some of the children in the retinue from stepping onto the field, SRK lost his cool and hurled expletives at assorted MCA office-bearers.
The MCA threatened to enforce a life ban on him before whittling it down to five years.
The last word, however, rests with the BCCI, which has thus far maintained a diplomatic silence.
Image: Shahrukh Khan in full flow during the brawl at the Wankhede Stadium