Shashikant Hotkar , winner of Mumbai Shree for the year 2011 was taken completely by surprise when his membership to was terminated without any notice. The reason which the authorities gave for expelling him was that he was a "professional " in this industry. Hotkar had paid amount of 20,400 to avail the gym facilities. Hotkar said that he was refused to enter the gym from 4 of December and the gym authorities are not even bothered to give him a refund of his money.
Rajesh Sawant, treasurer, All India Bodybuilding Association, said, "The fact that Hotkar is a professional in the fitness industry does in no way disqualify him from training in a private gym. Every professional bodybuilder has a right to work out in a gym of his or her choice."
The bizarre reason gave by the gym authorities is far from understanding and just goes on to show how insensitive we are towards our sportsperson.