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Feroz Khan get into an unwanted brawl!

It began with friendly banter between the evening's host Fakr-e-Aalam and actress Manisha Koirala at a celebratory dinner on the Lahore leg of Akbar Khan's ongoing showcase of Taj Mahal in Pakistan.

tabloid Updated: May 01, 2006 11:22 IST
Piyush Roy

It began with friendly banter between the evening's host Fakr-e-Aalam and actress Manisha Koirala at a celebratory dinner on the Lahore leg of Akbar Khan's ongoing showcase of Taj Mahal in Pakistan.

Aalam had met Koirala backstage, where she had looked a bit nervous. Koirala had apparently told him that she wasn't used to speaking at such national level events. So, when it was her turn to go on stage, Aalam asked her how she felt about the two nations coming together.

As Koirala pondered over her answer, in a spirit of friendly leg-pulling taking from their previous interaction, he asked her if she was nervous? Koirala smiled, but the hotheaded Feroz jumped uninvited to her defence stating she was an actress so she didn't need to be nervous.

Aalam ignored his outburst, at which Khan warned him not to 'insult Manisha Koirala!' Aalam, perhaps aware of Khan's 'famous temper' didn't react and continued with his on stage Q&A. A drunk and irked Feroz then yelled out: 'If you don't apologise, I will beat the shit out of you.'

Younger brother and man of the moment Akbar Khan tried to pacify him as he next showed his restrained bravado by breaking dinner plates. Eventually it took the efforts of Akbar and Shatrughan Sinha, who locked themselves with the irate Khan in a room, till he was pacified and eventually flown to Dubai.

(This first-hand account is given by a source on condition of anonymity)