Saif Ali Khan booked for assaulting businessman!

The Agent Vinod actor allegedly got violent at a Mumbai restaurant

It seems that actor Saif Ali Khan has taken his onscreen persona, as Agent Vinod, a little too seriously. He allegedly punched a businessman named Iqbal Sharma in the face at Taj Colaba’s popular Japanese restaurant Wasabi last night. We heard that a case of assault has been registered against the actor at the Colaba police station under section 325. Rumours are rife that Saif was reportedly told to keep his voice down when the altercation started at the eating joint. It is reported that Saif was having dinner with Kareena last night and their animated and slightly loud conversation irked the other diners present.

We heard that Saif didn’t take the talking down well and decided to give it back to the businessman. He reportedly quipped, “If you want peace, you should frequent a library.” This was enough to spark off a fight and the two men ruined the dinner for everyone else present at the restaurant. It may be recalled that in 2008, a case was filed against the Nawab of Pataudi (then Chhote Nawab) for allegedly assaulting a photojournalist in Patiala during a film shoot. No arrests were made in the case and a compromise was worked out when Saif apologised to the photographer. The Wasabi episode makes us feel that the books of Swami Vivekanand, which we spotted on the bookshelf in Saif’s Bandra office, might just be for decorative purposes.

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