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Saif's been violent before. Here's when

Last updated on: February 23, 2012 17:40 IST

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Saif Ali Khan was arrested on Wednesday evening for allegedly assaulting a fellow diner at Wasabi, a Japanese restaurant at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai.

An assault case was registered against the actor after which he was brought to the Colaba Police station for questioning and was later released on bail.

Khan claims he had been attacked first, contrary to the claims made by the complainant -- NRI businessman Iqbal Sharma. Later, Khan lodged a counter complaint.

This isn't the first time that Khan has been in a spat before. We look back.


Photographs: Stringer India/Reuters

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In 2008, a police complaint was filed against the actor after his security staff assaulted a photojournalist during the shooting of his home production Love Aaj Kal in Patiala, Punjab.

It is said that the journalist clicked some pictures of Khan, who was shooting at a railway station. A verbal spat followed after which Khan's security assaulted the journalist and snatched the cameras, apparently on Khan's orders.

The matter was settled amicably when Khan called up a press conference in Patiala and apologised.


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal

Tags: Patiala , Punjab

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In April 1994, Saif and his then wife Amrita Singh assaulted a female journalist -- Kanan Divech of Star and Style -- because of an interview she did with Singh in which some uncomfortable questions were apparently asked about liaisons, appearances etc.

Apparently, the couple created havoc in Divecha's office and ended up breaking some furniture too.

The matter was finally settled in the Bombay high court, after Singh issued a formal apology in writing.


Image: Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh


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In 1995, Saif went over to journalist Ashok Row Kavi's house and punched him because he had mocked his mother Sharmila Tagore's acting on television.

Apparently, he even pushed Row Kavi's elderly mother when she tried to intervene.

Row Kavi later said that the real provocation could have been his review of Saif's film Main Khiladi Tu Anadi in the magazine Bombay Dost.

The article had claimed that Saif and his co-star Akshay Kumar seemed to be so in love with each other that it should have been India's entry to the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

The incident resulted in Row Kavi dragging Saif to court and the latter apologising.


Image: Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan in Main Khiladi Tu Anari


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