Aditya Pancholi, who was arrested early on Sunday for allegedly assaulting and abusing a bouncer of a night club at a five-star hotel in suburban Juhu (Mumbai), was later released on bail, the police said.
The 50-year-old actor allegedly smashed the head of bouncer Mandar Patole (29) with his mobile handset while he was being escorted out after he created ruckus and damaged the counter at the pub.
According to police, the actor along with a friend reached the Trilogy pub in Hotel Sea Princess on Juhu Tara Road late on Saturday night. "At about 12.45 AM today (Sunday), an allegedly inebriated Pancholi requested the disc jockey (DJ) to play Hindi songs as, according to him, only English numbers were being played in the pub. When the DJ turned down his request, Pancholi had a tiff with him," Santacruz police station's senior inspector Padmakar Chavan said.
The actor even damaged the club counter, police sources said. When the bouncers intervened and asked him to leave the place, the actor unleashed a torrent of abuse and began roughing them up. When Patole tried to escort out Pancholi for creating ruckus, the actor lost his cool and banged his mobile handset on the bouncer's head, injuring him.
Subsequently, police were informed and Pancholi was arrested. Patole was rushed to a nearby civic-run Bhabha hospital where he had five stitches on the head. Pancholi was taken to the police station and placed under arrest in the wee hours today under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace).
Pancholi has earlier had brushes with law as well. In 2003, he was reportedly booked for attacking his neighbour following a parking dispute at his housing society.
Last year, he had an altercation with a female mediaperson for asking uncomfortable questions about his son, Sooraj. The budding actor was arrested on June 10, 2013, for abetting Jiah Khan's suicide. Sooraj was later let off on bail.