INDIA – Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been accused of beating Farah Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt’s party, on Tuesday termed the allegations a “Shakespearean farce.”
Khan, who has been relatively silent on Sunday’s incident at a nightclub, wrote a cryptic message to his Twitter followers, indicating his name has been needlessly dragged in the drama.
Kunder, Farah Khan’s husband, has accused the superstar of beating him up at the party.
“Reading stuff and watching tv…Feel like I am the source & author of a Shakespearean farce…without the poetry or the prose of course!!!,” SRK tweeted on Tuesday without giving any details of his version on what happened.
He had also made an indirect reference to the incident as it began to snowball into a major controversy yesterday.
“Another long nite. Shooting for a public service msg film about education peace & harmony. Feels ironic when I read & see wot is being said,” he had said.
According to Kunder, King Khan punched and slapped him. Kunder has been taking potshots at the actor and his mega budget film Ra.One, calling it a “150 cr firework fizzle”.
Farah came out with a statement last night, saying she was saddened to see her former friend resort to violence while Kunder said he is not pursuing the matter with the police.
“Everyone knows what really happened at the party; it isn’t a hidden fact at all. Of course it was ugly and I was quite shaken up with what happened. When someone attacks you from behind and comes prepared with a set of bodyguards to protect his own self, you don’t really have a choice, do you?
“All I feel is that if at all there was so much pent up anger in him, he could have gone verbal. Getting physical hasn’t reflected well on either of us,” Kunder said.
Once very good friends, Farah choreographed SRK in several of his films and directed him in Main Hoon Naa and Om Shanti Om but their friendship soured after she cast Akshay Kumar in Tees Maar Khan in 2010. Shah Rukh’s enmity with Kunder apparently stems from the days when he refused to do Kunder’s Joker, which also prompted Khan’s fallout with Farah.