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Mumbai: A case of assault has been registered against actor Saif Ali Khan on the basis of a complaint filed a man who accused Khan and his aides of breaking his nose after a scuffle inside the Taj Hotel here.
According to sources, the Mumbai police will question Khan for the alleged assault and decide whether to arrest him depending on what comes out in the probe.
Khan was said to be accompanied by his girlfriend and actress Kareena Kapoor at the time of the incident. Kareena’s statement could also be recorded.
The case was registered on Tuesday night under section 325, read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt.
The complaint was filed by a person named Sharma. He said Khan along with Kapoor and other friends was having dinner at the Wasabi Restaurant in the Taj Hotel. Sharma, a resident of Juhu was also having dinner with his family at the adjoining table.
His complaint to Khan about the noise at their table apparently led to a heated argument and a scuffle. Khan allegedly told him to go to a library if he wanted peace and quiet.
Sharma said Saif and his two associates allegedly rained blows upon him fracturing his nose. Khan is gearing up for his spy thriller Agent Vinod which will hit the theatres on March 23.

Saif Ali Khan is leaving no stone unturned for his film, ‘Go Goa Gone’. Being a producer, he is going all out to garner maximum attention for his film. The actor-producer is all set to shoot a promotional video for the film. Says a source close to the project, “Since it is a comic zombie film, the video will also be themed with a zombie backdrop. The song is supposed to have some fun lyrics.”

‘Go Goa Gone’ has also got an addition to the cast. While Kunal Khemu and Vir Das were already confirmed, Anand Tiwari, who was last seen in the lead in ‘Jo Dooba So Paar’, will also be a part of the project. The only female in the cast is a newbie, an Indian girl from New York. She is a Broadway theatre actress and is currently being kept under wraps.

The film is about a bunch of guys who head to Goa for a vacation but get trapped between zombies. The project that went on floors in mid October is currently being shot at Mumbai. In this first schedule, the shoot will take place all over the city and later move to Goa where the action and other scenes will be canned.

The shooting of Saif Ali Khan’s “”Go, Goa, Gone”” which was to start from Oct 23 has ben put on hold for a week following a freak accident that involved Kunal Khemu, who is a part of this zombie flick.

Turns out, Kunal was at home with a few friends when a glass door he was sitting next to, shattered and shards of glass severly injured his hand. Informs his manager Abbas Sayyed, “”Khemu was sitting right next to a glass door and a friend banged it shut after entering the room. The glass broke and several pieces went inside Kunal’s right hand. There were superficial as well as internal injuries and Kunal had to undergo a minor operaion.

The wound has 16 stitches and Kunal is in the hospital right now in Mumbai. The film has been delayed by a week since we wanted Kunal to become absolutely fine before he begins to shoot.””

It’s always nice to have people look after you when you are in a foreign land and especially for the opening night of the most sought after international film event where the world’s best congregate. The interest of being present at the Festival De Cannes as a guest of global luxury brand Chivas Regal was strong.

The flight from Mumbai to Nice in France was long, but the personal welcome on arrival was most refreshing. I was driven straight to the classy and luxurious Martinez Hotel. The Tom Ford jacket which I planned to wear seemed apt for the red carpet. A sense of expectation was there, and a certain curiosity to meet the finest in my profession.

The ‘red carpet’ at Cannes is most talked about and leads to the opening movie premiere at 7 in the evening. A section of people and media here are no less crazy about Bollywood than in Mumbai. Walking the red carpet with many flashbulbs clicking is something we are used to back home, but seeing the international media with a similar sense made me feel proud of our country, our industry and felt good personally. The movie Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris lived up to its billing for opening Festival De Cannes, 2011.

I am told that a Michelin meal at the Palme d’or was waiting for me when I finished with the screening. After that we headed out to the after partyon the Croisette. I planned to catch up with quite a few guests from the global fraternity. We sure did let our hair down.
Yesterday a helicopter waited to take me to Nice Airport, from where I took a flight back home.