Actor Saif Ali Khan, who was arrested under the charges of assaulting man and released on bail on Wednesday evening, has now filed a counter complaint with the Mumbai police against Iqbal Sharma. The Bollywood star has alleged that Mr Sharma's father-in-law punched him first and the duo abused the women who were accompanying him at the restaurant.
Earlier, Iqbal Sharma, a businessman from South Africa, had filed a case against Saif Ali Khan at the Colaba police station. In his complaint, Mr Sharma had claimed that the actor, who was seated at the table next to Saif and his group at Wasabi restaurant, assaulted him and fractured his nose when he requested him and his friends to reduce their noise.
Following Sharma's complaint Yesterday, the Colaba police arrested Saif Ali Khan at around 7:50 pm at his lawyer's office. The actor arrived at the Colaba police station at 8 pm accompanied by his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. Around 90 minutes later, he left after having paid Rs 15,000 and being granted bail.
However, Saif Ali Khan has his version on the incident. The actor says that Iqbal Sharma's father-in-law punched him first. So he acted in self-defence and hit him on the eye. He adds that the duo abused the women like Kareena, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora who were accompanying him at the restaurant. Saif further says, “The CCTV footage in the restaurant will prove everything."