Shah Rukh’s Party Punch Up
The incident took place Sunday night after the Filmfare Awards, the Bollywood equivalent of the Oscars. Although there are different accounts of what actually happened, the consensus is that Shah Rukh and Shirish Kunder, film director and husband of choreographer Farah Khan, came to blows. According to IBN: “An inebriated Kunder was following Khan around and even tried to enter the bathroom with him. An irritated Khan then allegedly pinned him to a sofa and punched him.”
The Times of India had a different explanation: “Kunder was beaten up by SRK as Kunder had written unflattering things about [his sci-fi film] Ra.One on Twitter. The filmmakers wife has also confirmed the news clarifying there was no provocation from Shirish’s end.”
The ToI reported there was previous animousity between Kunder and SRK, after the actor fell out with Farah Khan. She later told the paper: “Shah Rukh has always told me that physical abuse is the worst way to sort out a problem, and that it means the person who’s hitting has either a personal or professional crisis going on. It saddens me to see him doing the same.”
This is not the first time that SRK has been involved in fisticuffs with other Bollywood celebs. In 2008 he brawled with Salman Khan at a birthday party.
SRK, star of the 2010 film My Name Is Khan, one of the most successful Indian movies ever. He also co-owns the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise.