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Case registered against Govinda for slapping

Actor-MP Govinda on Friday had a case filed against him for slapping a visitor on the sets of a film.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2008 22:26 IST

Actor-MP Govinda on Friday had a case filed against him for slapping a visitor on the sets of a film. Santosh Rai filed the non-cognisable complaint under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC at the Goregaon police station against the Congress MP, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone XI) Makrand Ranade told PTI.

The first-time MP was caught on tape slapping Rai while he was visiting the set where the actor was shooting for his film Money Hai to Honey Hai. Govinda had accused Rai of misbehaving with artistes including women. He said Rai was even kicking the legs of the chair on which the actor was sitting.

The Bollywood actor, known for his comic roles, remained unrepentant on Friday also saying he wouldn't hesitate to slap the individual again if he appeared before him.

"There is no question of apologising to him," Govinda told reporters outside the Filmistan studios. He claimed that Rai's decision to lodge a complaint was politically motivated.

In 2004, Govinda made his electoral debut and beat four-time BJP MP and former Union minister Ram Naik but has since kept a low political profile, and has been finding time to revive his Bollywood career. The MP has been under fire for not visiting his Lok Sabha constituency for a long time.