Retired actor-filmmaker Manoj Kumar lodged a criminal case in a local court here Tuesday against superstar Shah Rukh Khan and choreographer-director Farah Khan for allegedly defaming in their 2007 movie "Om Shanti Om".
Among other things, the 75-year old actor has demanded registration of a first information report against Shah Rukh and Farah for alleged offences pertaining to cheating, defamation, criminal breach of trust and conspiracy, in his complaint before the Andheri Metropolitan Court.
The case is related to a scene in the blockbuster movie in which Shah Rukh had mimicked Manoj Kumar in a manner which the veteran actor found objectionable.
The magistrate, while adjourning the matter till Friday, has directed that a CD of the movie containing the objectionable scene be produced before the court.
A Mumbai court had also ordered that year that the scene lampooning Manoj Kumar be deleted from the movie before it was released and telecast on television channels.
In his complaint filed through lawyer Ashok Sarogi, Manoj Kumar contended that the movie was released recently in Japan and contained the controversial scene depicting him in poor light.
He further contended that he had been made to believe that the scene was deleted from the movie, but now it was being shown all over the place in an attempt to gain popularity and business for the film, and making money out of it, which he has termed as a "fraud" and "conspiracy".
He has sought a police investigation into the matter since the original negatives and electronic master prints continue to remain with Shah Rukh and Farah Khan.
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This man should seriously get over it! Why is he part of this industry if he cant be sporting enough. Jeez I dont get the hype about this man. I have watched his movies and he really sucked! He should be grateful that at least he got some publicity due to OSO... Otherwise kids of this generation wouldnt have a clue who the hell Manoj Kumar is.
Edited on:03 April 2013 at 4:34am
I didn't even know about him before this whole case:/ I saw him in Guild awards he barely could walk..i think someone else is instigating him..isme kisi aur ka faeda hein..shayad compensation ka laluch..:/
That was one of the funniest scenes in the movie! I didn't even know who manoj kumar was before watching that scene. Manoj kumar should instead thank them that he got more fame after this movie.
Imitation is the best form of flattery! Manoj Kumar shd know that! Hes too full of himself, always was a show off, even during his time as a leading man. SRK also copied Rajnikant in Quick gun Murugan parody (Yenna rascala and mind it)...Rajnikant isnt suing him or Farah!
Edited on:03 April 2013 at 12:19am
manoj kumar is one of my fav actors and would always be but i totally dislike the way he is making a mountain out of a molehill.. i don't see what is wrong with making fun of something that a particular actor has a tendency to do in all the movies..
aise toh comedians like Raju shrivastav would be dragged to court everyday..
Edited on:03 April 2013 at 12:08am
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