Veteran actor Manoj Kumar, who had booked case on Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, for apparently disgracing him in his 2007 movie Om Shanti Om, has withdrawn it.
Earlier, we had reported that, an upset Manoj Kumar sued the makers, Shahrukh Khan and Eros of 2007 movie Om Shanti Om for Rs. 100 crore damages. The veteran actor was disgusted with the fact that the film was released in Japan without necessary cuts. He is apparently being being lampooned in it.
The Farah Khan flick sees SRK spoofing Manoj Kumar’s signature palm-on-face style. Immediately after the film’s release, Kumar had raised objection. Apparently, back then the makers had made peace with him assuring that the particular scene would be deleted, which clearly wasn’t. That’s when veteran then took a legal recourse.
The latest we hear is, the case has been withdrawn by Kumar, as Shahrukh has shown no sign of remorse.
Explaining the whole situation, Manoj Kumar’s lawyer said, “Despite all assurances and promises, Shahrukh Khan failed to remove the objectionable scenes from the said film. In fact, the scenes were reproduced in the new prints released internationally. They didn’t even show any remorse. As a result of which, my client who is a world renowned celebrity has decided to withdraw the case because it has failed in achieving the objective of bringing some sense of responsibility to Shahrukh Khan and Farah Khan.”