Salman Khan on Friday came out in support of his fellow actor Saif Ali
Khan, saying that media should have waited for his version and dug out the
facts before running what was carried on television.
"We are actors and we have been in the industry for the longest time. Saif
has been in the industry for 18 years. We knew the guy," added the actor.
Salman is the face of the History channel and was attending the unveiling
of TV 18's Big initiative.
Saif was involved in a scuffle on early Wednesday at Wasabi, the Japanese
restaurant at Taj Mahal Palace with South Africa-based Indian businessman
Iqbal Sharma. The latter alleged that Saif abused and assaulted him and
his father-in-law and filed a complained at the Colaba police station, the
actor said he was provoked to do so.
Following Sharma's complain the 41-year-old actor was arrested on
Wednesday evening with two others -- Shakeel Ladak and Bilal Amrohi.
Police detained the trio at the Marine Drive police station and later
brought them to the Colaba police station. The interrogation of the trio
lasted an hour. Later, the actor and his two friends were freed on
personal bonds of Rs 3,000 each.
According to Sharma, Saif called him an "idiot" for complaining about the
actor's loud conduct at the restaurant. He said he and his family had
requested the restaurant manager to ask Saif and his friends, which
included Kareena, Amrita Arora and Malaika Arora Khan, to keep their
The actor, who himself has been involved in hit and run case, and
scuffles, says the blame always comes on actors.
Salman said: "Always the actors have been blamed, why so? It has always
been us," he said.
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