Here’s a lowdown on eight slapstick tragedies Bollywood has seen so far:
Shah Rukh Khan – Shirish Kunder
Shah Rukh Khan hit out at Farah Khan’s director-husband, Shirish Kunder, when the latter allegedly talked ill of the Bollywood star’s superhero film, Ra.One. However, the duo patched up a couple of days later.
Salman Khan – Aishwarya Rai
Salman had also allegedly slapped director Satish Kaushik on the sets of Tere Naam.
Saif Ali Khan – Iqbal Sharma
In the latest Bollywood slap-gate, Saif Ali Khan gave it to Iqbal Sharma, an NRI businessman, on Wednesday night at a posh restaurant in a Mumbai five star. The reason? The businessman had asked Saif and his co-diners, which allegedly included Kareena Kapoor, to keep their voices low. The result: Saif was arrested and bailed. The actor now faces a charge of assault.
Anupam Kher – Troy Ribeiro
The usually cool-as-a-cucumber Anupam Kher lost his cool at Troy Ribeiro, a journalist with Stardust magazine. The incident happened on the sets of the Yash Chopra film, Parampara, in which Kher co-starred with Aamir Khan, Sunil Dutt, Vinod Khanna and, guess who, Saif Ali Khan!
Dharmendra – Krishna
Garam Dharam slapped journalist Krishna when the latter wrote a few uncomplimentary things about the Bollywood actor.
Ranvir Shorey – Rahul Bhatt
Ranvir was living-in with Pooja Bhatt. They had a scrap. Pooja’s brother, Rahul Bhatt, intervened. Then, he got it.
Govinda – Fan
For all the laughs Govinda gives you on-screen, there are probably many who will differ (he’s not Bollywood’s most infamous latecomer for nothing). But the actor is said to have lost his cool when an outsider came visiting on the sets of his film Money Hai To Honey Hai. Govinda claimed that he slapped the stranger because the latter was “misbehaving” with the artistes.
Govinda also allegedly slapped director Neeraj Vora on the sets of his yet unreleased film, Run Bhola Run.
Priyanka Chopra – Stalker
She’s not Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘junglee billi’ for nothing. A man who tried to get too close to the actress near her vanity van learnt a bit about her self-defense skills when Priyanka gave him a tight one. However, PC handled the issue on her own, refusing to file a police complaint against him.
Did we forget any more Bollywood slap-gates? Feel free to comment below…