According to latest reports, police have reached to arrest Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan in the context of the assault case registered against him by businessman Iqbal Sharma. Saif allegedly punched him in the nose last night.
A case has been registered against the actor at the Colaba police station. The actor will be questioned by the police.
Trade honcho Iqbal Nadim Sharma, 44, is a resident of Juhu, Mumbai. He's a South African national of Indian origin. He was dining with his family at the same restaurant where Saif with girlfriend Kareena was also present.
The scuffle took place at Taj Palace in Colaba, Mumbai when Iqbal asked Saif Ali Khan to lower his volume. Saif in turn asked him to go to a library if he wanted. An argument ensued and Saif allegedly punched the guy in the nose. Iqbal has sustained nose bone fracture.
News reports say that it's a case of trivial hurt and that it's a bailable offence. According to the police, statement of independent witnesses are being recorded and the investigation is under process.
The police is expected to record statements of actors Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora as both were present during the time of the incident.
Saif Ali Khan's next outing Agent Vinod is set to hit theatres on March 23 this year.
Saif Ali Khan trends on Twitter
While some are poking fun at Chote Nawab and even calling it a gimmick for his upcoming flick Agent Vinod, a few are supporting the actor. Here're some reactions:
Nilufer Bhateja (@nilu197): "Ouch! RT@Ohfakenews Saif Ali Khan beats up a guy named Iqbal Sharma in Wasabi restaurant in Taj last night who askd 'Is Kareena ur daughter?"
Nishi Bhardwaj (@cutynish): "after seeing Saif Ali Khan trending, I guess the Promotional work of Agent Vind is in Saif hands:)"
Susmit Bharadwaj (@Susmit76): "Epic RT @anirbanbhar The Saif Ali khan case is being probed by an inspector named VINOD."
Salman Siddiqui (@salmanhere): "Saif Ali Khan is already trending in India. Agent Vinod PR leads seem to have done well with the slap idea"
Anshul (@UntamedBachelor): "people who object other people from talking deserve to be beaten,well done Saif Ali khan"
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Other celebs who were caught on the wrong side of law
John Abraham was recently found guilty of rash driving and was sentenced to 15 days of simple imprisonment.
Shiney Ahuja is undergoing trial for allegedly raping his domestic help.
In 2007, Amitabh Bachchan was under the scanner for a land scam. But he walked a free man as Supreme Court denied probe against him.
Sanjay Dutt got embroiled in a case for illegal possession of weapons in November 2006.
Sonali Bendre was made to appear in court in connection with a blackbuck shooting case in February 2006.
On September 28, 2002, Salman's car rammed a bakery in suburban Bandra, killing one person and injuring four others who were sleeping outside. He faced charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder for it.
From left to right: John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan