Actor Saif Ali Khan was booked by the Mumbai Police on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly assaulting a guest at a restaurant in a five-star hotel. Booked under Section 325 of the Indian Penal Code for causing grievous injury, Khan was being investigated by the Colaba Police and faced a possible arrest at the time of going to press.
The brawl happened at the Japanese restaurant Wasabi at Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Colaba, early Wednesday morning.
Around 4am, Khan, who was accompanied by girlfriend actor Kareena Kapoor, the latter’s sister, Karisma, and some other friends got into an argument with a businessman named Iqbal Sharma, who was dining with his family at a nearby table.
Sources at the venue said that the fight was related to Sharma objecting to noise coming from Saif Ali Khan’s table and asked them to speak softly so that others are not disturbed.
Apparently at this, Khan told him that ‘if he is looking for silence, he should go to a library instead of a restaurant.’
Things got ugly after loud arguments between the two followed, and Khan allegedly punched Sharma on the face causing his nose to fracture. Sharma then went to the nearby Colaba Police Station and lodged an FIR against the actor.
While the hotel authorities directed all queries to the police, the investigating officer at the Colaba Police Station, Inspector DS Yedke, was unavailable for comment. Kareena and Karisma Kapoor did not respond to queries on the matter.