Iqbal Meer Sharma, who is Deputy Director General in Trade Promotion
Board of South Africa, has accused actor Saif Ali Khan of physically
assaulting him and his father-in-law at the Wasabi restaurant in Taj on
Narrating the entire incident, Sharma alleged that Saif's group was the
disturbing lot at the restaurant and despite requesting them to keep the
volume low they in turn resorted to violence. Watch: Iqbal's
"They were a large group and were very noisy. I requested them to keep
quite as we were getting disturbed. Saif Ali Khan then came over to my
table, pushed me and then punched me," he said.
"My father-in-law sitting next to me tried to intervene. Saif than punched
him as well, who also suffered injuries. At least three others were also
involved in the attack. None of the girls in the group were involved. The
hotel staff had warned them several times to keep quiet but they never
listened," said Sharma.
suffered a fracture to his nose bone and his father-in-law also had to
undergo a medical treatment after the incident. However, he has vowed to
take up the matter very seriously.
"I and my father-in-law had to see a doctor and both of us underwent
treatment. I will not accept his apology. Now I intend to take up the case
to the full extent of the law.How can he hit a senior citizen? My
complaint with the police is already registered," Sharma said.
Iqbal said his family was not enjoying due to the noise and he asked the
waiters to shift him to another table in the lower level of the
restaurant. At that time Saif had just left the hall. As waiters were
shifting his table and Iqbal was leaving, he came face to face with Saif
in the door way. Saif told him if he wanted peace he should go to the
library. "Saif's language was abusive and he kept saying that he was a big
actor. Don't you know who I am?" The fight began from there.
According to Mumbai Police sources, Saif Ali Khan's family has assured to
meet the officers at the Colaba police station at 6:30 pm on Wednesday.
Before he appears at the police station, his lawyers have the option to
apply for an anticipatory bail. Meanwhile, Kareena Kapoor, who was
shooting for a Madhur Bhandarkar film since morning, has also left the set
to meet Saif.
case of assault has been registered against actor Saif Ali Khan in Mumbai.
According to the police Saif's girlfriend Kareena Kapoor, her sister
Karisma Kapoor and actress Amrita Arora were also present with him when
the incident occurred.
A case has been registered at the Colaba police station under Section 325
(voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code. In his
complaint, Iqbal has stated that the actor assaulted him with a fist blow,
causing fracture to his nose bone.
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