Saif Ali Khan has reportedly been arrested by Mumbai police, following an altercation at the Taj Palace Hotel in Colaba.
Khan is to have punched complainant Iqbal Nadim Sharma, who had made a request for Ali Khan’s table to lower their volume levels, Reuters reports.
“He said you are an idiot. Don’t you know who I am? If you want peace and quiet, go to a library,” claimed Sharma.
South African businessman Sharma is said to have sustained a nose bone fracture following the argument. His father-in-law was also injured during the proceedings on Tuesday evening.
Ali Khan has been booked under the Indian Penal Code 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), sources report.
‘I could have reacted differently. I could have been a little more Gandhian in my approach. But I’m afraid I reacted in a way any gentleman would have reacted.’ Saif said.
“But I’m not proud of what happened. It could have been handled differently. I should have set a better example. I’m sorry that I reacted this way.”
He added: “People assume that just because you are a film star, you are a spoilt brat…I feel like I have been aggressed upon.”