Manoj Kumar had earlier pressed defamation charges on Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan for his satirical portrayal in the movie Om Shanti Om which released in 2008. Manoj Kumar had demanded a public apology but according to him, the makers turned deaf ear to his pleas.
According to Manoj Kumar's lawyer Rizwan Siddique, Shah Rukh who had assured Kumar about removing the insulting scenes and giving an apology had failed to keep up his promise.
Also, the scenes which were meant to be deleted resurfaced in the new prints which were released internationally. Hence, the legendary star Manoj Kumar has decided to withdraw cases because he believes that the case failed to trigger the sense of responsibility in Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan.
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Manoj Kumar to file lawsuit against SRK, Eros over Om Shanti Om row
Veteran actor Manoj Kumar will file a law suit on Monday against Shah Rukh Khan and Eros International, producers of 2007 hit Om Shanti Om, and seek damages to the tune of Rs. 100 crore for releasing the film in Japan without removing certain scenes apparently lampooning him.
"The film was released in Japan without deleting those scenes. I had forgiven them twice but not this time. They have disrespected me. They also face contempt of court as in 2008 the court had asked them to forever and from all prints and broadcast material, delete those scenes," Kumar said. COMPLETE STORY
Manoj Kumar to sue SRK for Rs. 100 crore?
Om Shanti Om: Farah Khan's formula flick, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone set the box-office on fire.
Veteran actor Manoj Kumar has reportedly threatened to sue Shah Rukh Khan, producer of 2008 flick Om Shanti Om, for releasing the film in Japan without removing scenes that “disrespected” him. “I’ll file civil and criminal proceedings against the producers, seeking damages to the tune of Rs 100 crore,” media reports quoted Kumar as saying. READ ON
Shah Rukh has harmed and humiliated me: Manoj Kumar
In 2007, Shah Rukh Khan’s Om Shanti Om (OSO) first released with a scene in which he covers his face with his palm — an inimitable trademark associated instantly with veteran actor Manoj Kumar. However, the iconic star didn’t take the matter lightly. Feeling insulted by the representation, he eventually demanded that the scene be omitted from the film. The makers obliged.
A few weeks ago, the film was re-released in Japan. Unfortunately, in the version that hit theatres there, the scene wasn’t edited. And when a source informed Kumar about the same, reports about him taking co-producer Shah Rukh to court surfaced all over again.
In a candid conversation, Kumar reveals why he wants Shah Rukh to personally apologise to him, what urges him to call director Farah a liar and more. READ COMPLETE INTERVIEW