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Feel ironic about what's being said: SRK

PTI  Mumbai, January 31, 2012
First Published: 11:12 IST(31/1/2012) | Last Updated: 14:28 IST(31/1/2012)

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, reportedly involved in a brawl with ace choreographer-turned director Farah Khan's husband Shirish Kunder on Sunday night, has said it feels ironic to read what is being said.

"Another long nite. Shooting for a public service msg film about education peace & harmony. Feels ironic when I read & see wot is being said," he has posted on Twitter.

The fracas between SRK and Shirish Kunder took place at a party hosted by Sanjay Dutt to celebrate the success of his new film, Agneepath.

An irked SRK allegedly roughed up his former friend's husband who has been very vocal against him.

Despite repeated attempts Shah Rukh remained unavailable for comment.

Farah and Kunder spoke about the incident in a statement but denied they were going to pursue the matter with the police. "Shah Rukh has always told me that physical abuse is the worst way to sort out a problem, and that it means the person who's hitting has either a personal or professional crisis going on. So it saddens me to see him doing the same," Farah said in a statement.

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Kunder took to his Twitter account to say: "Thanks for all your concern & wishes. We are very grateful. Contrary to rumours, we have no intention of filing a FIR or police complaint."

While there was a time when Farah Khan couldn't think of working with anyone else but SRK, 2010 changed the bonhomie to bitterness between the two. Farah picked Akshay Kumar over SRK for Tees Maar Khan, reportedly because she didn't want people to think that she made films only for SRK.

Post that, Farah Khan tried to make amends with SRK, even hugging him on a TV dance reality show, but Shirish Kunder took potshots at SRK on Twitter after the release of SRK's sci-fi flick, RA.One. He tweeted, "The super hero in RA.One has all the powers in the world, but to entertain." Going a step further, Shirish called it a flop. The filmmaker wrote, "I just heard a 150 cr firework fizzle."

He went on to compare the business of RA.One with collection of Salman Khan's blockbuster flick, Bodyguard on the first day. The filmmaker tweeted, "Bodyguard is trending. Everything else is pending."

Shirish Kunder too was once close to SRK and he has worked as editor for his hit movies like Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om. But their friendship reportedly fell through when SRK turned down Joker, Shirish's new film.

The other celebrities present at the party, however, have come out in support of King Khan, saying Kunder had it coming.

"Shahrukh is supr rockin.. Good he gave it 2 Shirish. people should learn 2 b grateful to king khan, afterall he has been so supportive 2 Farah. Glad@iamsrk told Shirish off n put him in place. SRK has done so much 4 Farah. they should b grateful n not abusing SRK (sic)," Ameesha Patel tweeted.

"I was present at Sanju's party & Without Any Bias I Fully Support Shah Rukh (sic)," celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani tweeted.

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