Jaipur: A few weeks after Bollywood star and KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan was allegedly found smoking at a stadium during an IPL match in Jaipur, it was the turn of another actor, Ranbir Kapoor, to get involved in a similar controversy.

Acting on a complaint, a court in Udaipur has issued summons against Kapoor for June 26 for violating Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act.

Ranbir and co-star Deepika Padukone were shooting for Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani in Udaipur recently. Some vernacular dailies published photos of him smoking in public on May 28. However, Kapoor, after wrapping up his work, flew to Mumbai on Friday.

Later, spotting the picture published last week, one Harish Vaishnav lodged a complaint under CrPC Section (156(3) at a local court in Udaipur. Following the complaint, it summoned to be present in the court on June 26.

"A copy of the summons reached us on Saturday evening. He is being booked for violation of Section 5 of Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act. Our personnel will visit the actor in Mumbai next week to hand over the summons to him," said Harendra Singh, incharge, Ghanta Ghar police station.

As per the Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act, a person found guilty of smoking in public can be sentenced to a maximum imprisonment of six months or a fine of Rs 200 or both.

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