In an interview to an English daily, South Africa-based NRIs Iqbal Sharma, an executive chairman of ISSAR, and his father-in-law Dr Raman Patel claimed that they were manhandled by Saif Ali Khan and his friends during dinner at Hotel Taj on Tuesday night when they asked him to keep it down.
Talking about the nightmarish incident, Iqbal Sharma adds that they complained to the hotel management three times about the noise being raised at the adjacent table. But they decided to shift to the ground floor when the management did not take an action against them. When they were moving away, Saif Ali Khan allegedly walked up to them and began abusing them.
Saif Ali Khan and his friends allegedly beat Raman Patel when he tried to intervene and save his son-in-law. Patel, who recently went through a bypass surgery for his lung problem, says that while they were getting out of the hotel some time later, one of Khan's aides, Shakeel Ladakhi ran down and punched him and left him bleeding.