Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was embroiled in an ugly row on Monday after a female director accused him of assaulting her husband at a late-night party.
Farah Khan, who directed Shah Rukh in blockbusters “Main Hoon Na” (I am there for you) and “Om Shanti Om”, claimed the actor had attacked her husband Shirish Kunder on Sunday night.
“Shah Rukh has always told me that physical abuse is the worst way to sort out a problem and that it means the person who’s hitting has either a personal or professional crisis going on,” Farah Khan said in a statement.
“And it saddens me to see him doing the same,” added Farah Khan, who is not related to the actor.
The reported bust-up occurred at a party thrown by veteran Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to celebrate his latest flick “Agneepath” (Line of Fire).
“SRK (Shah Rukh) pulled Shirish down to the ground by his long hair. We were all shocked. We had never seen SRK behave this way before,” a witness told the Times of India newspaper.
The paper said Shah Rukh was upset with Kunder over jibes on Twitter.
The NDTV news channel said the actor admitted that there had been a disagreement but denied any assault.
Shah Rukh Khan tweeted in the night but made only an indirect reference to the episode.
“Another long nite. Shooting for a public service msg film about education peace & harmony. Feels ironic when I read & see wot is being said,” he said, without making any mention of the fracas.
How can such a hot man get into a fracas?