Actor Saif Ali Khan got into a scuffle on Wednesday with an NRI businessman at a restaurant in the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on Wednesday (22 February 2012).
The actor was arrested by the police and later released on bail on the same day. Saif spoke to the media on late Wednesday night.
Quotes from the press conference
“I acted in self defense, I was hit”.
“I could have reacted differently I could have been like a saint, may be a little more Gandhian in my approach”.
“I am not proud of what happened, I think it could have been handled differently”.
“I have full faith in police and judiciary”.
“Nobody wants this publicity”.
Official Statement From Saif Ali Khan
“There was an ugly incident last night where my friends and the ladies with us were abused and I was assaulted.
I was hit and I defended myself. I have been to the police station to answer the requirements of law as I am a law abiding citizen. I have also filed a complaint about what happened last night and I am confident justice will be done.
I have seen the interviews given on TV and they look like decent people and I cannot believe that the same people were so aggressive the night before and the lies that they are saying about me with such straight faces.
I think they have the CCTV footage in the restaurant that will prove everything.
I hope the media is able to remain impartial while the matter is being decided. I don’t think any gentleman would have behaved differently”.