Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan is upset about a reported brawl between Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and her husband Shirish Kunder at a high-profile party here.
The fight is said to have taken place at popular club Aurus during Sanjay Dutt’s success party for Agneepath Sunday-night-Monday morning.
“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 is hitting has either a professional or personal crisis going on and it saddens me to see him doing the same,” Farah said in an official statement.
Kunder took to Twitter to clarify that he is not planning to file any official complaint in this regard.
“Thanks for all your concern and wishes. We are very grateful. Contrary to rumours, we have no intention of filing an FIR or police complaint,” tweeted Kunder.
Apparently, while guests were having a ball, at around 4.30 a.m., Shah Rukh entered the venue straight after the Filmfare awards with three of his bodyguards.
According to eyewitnesses, he headed towards Kunder and roughed him up.
“We didn’t know what was happening. We saw SRK enter. Then we saw him head towards Shirish from behind the director. SRK pulled Shirish down to the ground by his long hair. We were all shocked. We had never seen SRK behave this way before,” said an eyewitness.
“Before anyone could react, Baba Dewan, the owner of Aurus, ran in and intervened. SRK told Dewan to keep out. Dewan said the place belonged to him and he must intervene. The fight would’ve been prolonged had Sanjay Dutt not pulled SRK away from the ugly scene,” the eyewitness added.
Kunder apparently left immediately.
Kunder’s wife Farah Khan was one of Shah Rukh’s closest friends but they fell out a year back. Farah, who was shooting all night for Bela Sehgal’s movie “Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi,” got to know of the fight only when she returned home in the morning.