It may be mentioned that Shahrukh was upset with the BCCI and the ICC when he was asked by the Anti-Corruption unit of the ICC to stay away from the players dugout during matches. This led Shahrukh to stay away from the last few matches of the Kolkata Knight Riders. His sms to the team on that issue had also turned controversial.
Aamir Khan who is surprisingly getting media friendly these days was spotted enjoying the match with Sachin Tendulkar. Salman Khan added glamour to the evening by performing at the closing ceremony. Making good use of the occasion Salman even promoted his upcoming show 10 Ka Dum. A host of Bollywood beauties including Amrita Arora, Sameera Reddy, Shamita Shetty and Diya Mirza performed during the event.
But Shahrukh's absence raised a few eyebrows as he has shared a love hate relationship with the BCCI. It may be recalled that Shahrukh had vowed not to enter a cricket stadium after some board members accused him of promoting his movies during cricket matches. It is highly ironical that the man who got the industry involved in the tournament gave a slip when the finale was in the B-Town itself.