SRK-Manoj Spat: Criminal case, Rs 100 cr trouble King Khan

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Mumbai, April 3: Veteran Bollywood actor-director Manoj Kumar has not taken lightly scenes of 2007 super-hit film "Om Shanti Om" where he was lampooned.

In fact, the yesteryear actor has dragged Shahrukh Khan and Eros International, the film producers to the court on Tuesday, April 2.

Kumar filed a criminal case against Khan and choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan in a local court in Mumbai. The veteran actor is also demanding damages to the tune of Rs 100 crore from the makers of the 2007 film.

Manoj Kumar

The magistrate's order is expected on April 6.

Kumar is angry as the the film was recently released in Japan, without deleting the scenes where the actor was lampooned.

"The film was released in Japan without deleting those scenes. I had forgiven them twice but not this time. They have disrespected me. They also face contempt of court as in 2008 the court had asked them to forever and from all prints and broadcast material, delete those scenes," Manoj Kumar told.

"I would file civil and criminal proceedings against the producers (Shah Rukh Khan and Eros International) for seeking damages to the tune of Rs 100 crore for showing Om Shanti Om in Japan without removing objectionable scenes as ordered by Mumbai civil court in 2008", the actor said.

Kumar also said that he has no hard feelings for Shah Rukh Khan but that he could not ignore an insult. He told, "I don't have any personal clash with Shah Rukh Khan. He is a nice person, but when it comes to my self-respect, then I can't compromise on it."

Kumar had in 2008 objected to the scene and filed a defamation suit but he withdrew the case after Khan had apologised to him personally and assured that the scene in which he was mimicking Kumar would be deleted.

The city civil court had also in 2008 directed Khan to delete the scene allegedly ridiculing Kumar before the movie was slated for telecast on TV channels.

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