MUMBAI: Veteran actor Manoj Kumar who has been upset with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Eros International ever since the release of ‘Om Shanti Om’ in Japan in March, his finally filed a case against the two in an Andheri Court today.
Kumar had said earlier this week, “The film was released in Japan without deleting those scenes. I had forgiven them twice but not this time. They have disrespected me. They also face contempt of court as in 2008 the court had asked them to forever and from all prints and broadcast material, delete those scenes.”
To re-jog your memory: Apparently Manoj Kumar’s body double has been used in the SRK-Deepika Padukone starrer, and shows the senior actor in a bad taste, according to his claim. In 2008, Kumar had filed for a stay on the television release, at a Mumbai Court. He won permanent injunction on the scenes in ‘Om Shanti Om’ that lampooned him. The court ordered the producers and Sony Entertainment Television, to edit the Manoj Kumar look-alike scenes before showing the film on any media—TV, DVD or Internet—without the scene being deleted. However, it looks like the offending scenes were not removed after all in the Japanese ‘Koi Suru Rinne Om Shanti Om’.
Tuesday, the yesteryear star’s verification statement has been recorded and next date of hearing is April 6. He has, in his evidence, produced an apology email from SRK confessing that the mockery scene was played. Manoj Kumar will also produce a DVD of the clipping.