A Costly SLAP: Here's why Supreme Court asked Bollywood actor Govinda to pay Rs 5 lakh fine
Mumbai, Feb 10: Bollywood actor Govinda has been asked to pay Rs 5 lakh to one of his fans. The actor had slapped the fan in 2008.
The man, who has been identified as Santosh Rai, had moved the Supreme Court which later asked the actor to pay the compensation and apologise for his deed.
According to reports, Santosh Rai had entered a film set Filmistan Studio. He did not have permission, and he was accused of molesting and troubling the women dancers at the set.
Govinda had noticed the man when the former was shooting for his movie 'Money Hai Toh Honey Hai'. He reportedly lost his cool and slapped the man.
Though the incident took place in 2008, Santosh first moved the Bombay High Court complaining against Govinda in 2009. The court, however, quashed the case against the actor in 2013.
Santosh later moved Supreme Court recently asked Govinda to pay the compensation of Rs 5 lakh. Santosh reportedly expressed his disappointment with the order as he wants the actor to come to his home and meet him.