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Shahrukh Slapped Farah Khan’s hubby at Sanjay Dutt’s Party

Those who’re following Shirish Kunder on the popular micro-blogging site would opine that his tweets against RA.One would irk Shah Rukh Khan.

At the same time, those who disagree would be quick to point out that if the actor can take digs at others, then he should have a sense of humour to accept jibes directed at him too.

In the early hours of Sunday post the filmfare awards, the actor-producer retaliated to the director’s remarks, not verbally, but physically. Yes, it is learnt that SRK slapped and punched Shirish and also commented on the latter’s friendship with his arch rival and foe, Salman Khan.

After Karan Johar’s press meet on Friday and Hrithik Roshan’s party on Saturday, Sanjay Dutt hosted a bash at a popular Juhu nightspot to celebrate his success in the recently released Agneepath.

The actor, who’s earned rave reviews for his portrayal of the menacing Kancha Cheena in the Karan Malhotra directorial, surely didn’t anticipate that it would turn into a battlefield between SRK and Shirish, both of whom he had invited.

A well-placed industry source tells us that it was past 3:30 am and Shirish was talking to someone about films, particularly RA.One when SRK sauntered in and overheard him.

“Not pleased to hear anything negative about his movies, Shah Rukh confronted Shirish and started hitting him. At the same time, he also said something about Salman being his (Kunder’s) friend and that he’d teach him (Salman) a lesson too,” recalls our source.

Apparently, Baba Diwan, who’s Sanjay and Salman’s good friend didn’t take this comment kindly and tried to reason with SRK. “Seeing Baba Dewan intervene, Sanju too rushed towards them to break up the fight,” says our source, adding that soon afterwards, at about 4 am, Shirish walked out, covering his face which had begun to swell as he had been badly hit. Incidentally, neither Shirish’s wife Farah nor SRK’s wife Gauri attended this party.

“A brief while after Shirish left, the party ended with Sanjay, SRK, Baba Dewan and their friends too leaving the venue,” sums up our informer.

On her part, Farah maintained, “Shah Rukh has always told me that physical abuse is the worst way to sort out a problem, and that it means the person who’s hitting has either a personal or professional crisis going on. So it saddens me to see him doing the same.”

“Shirish, my husband, was beaten up by Shah Rukh and his three bodyguards in Sanjay Dutt’s party. Shah Rukh asked Shirish why he had tweeted against him… There was no provocation from our side. He had screamed at Shirish telling him that he would destroy me as well,” Farah told Headlines Today.

According to IBNLive, an inebriated Shirish was following Shah Rukh Khan around and even entered the bathroom with Khan. An irritated Khan then allegedly pinned Shirish to a sofa and punched and abused him.

Also there are unconfirmed Dutt who had to intervene and separate the two, also slapped Shirish for allegedly sending lewd messages to his wife Manyata and for misbehaving with a girl at the party.

When contacted, Shirish said that he didn’t even know when SRK walked in. Recollecting being dragged by the hair and pushed on the couch, he said, “Shah Rukh punched and jumped on me. And he had three bodyguards with him. I don’t know what got him. I was numb with shock so I couldn’t react. He kept screaming at me, ‘What do you think of yourself? I’ll see to it that you’re out of this industry.”

Asserting that he didn’t know what instigated SRK into attacking him, Shirish stated, “I was totally unprepared for this kind of an attack. If I was standing in some area where I would expect some goondaism, I would have been better prepared. But this is a classy party. Who would expect someone to jump on your from behind?” The director adds that Dutt and Baba intervened to stop SRK’s attack. “I walked out of the party after that. He is taking out his personal frustrations on anyone he comes across.”

Angry and upset at the turn of events Shirish isn’t taking this lightly. He thunders, “Next time, I challenge him (SRK) to come in front of me to fight. I will give it right back to him. Someone please ask him to stop behaving like an old, spineless man. He kept telling me go back to your friend and tell him main uski ***** marunga. If he has some problem with that friend of mine, why doesn’t he have the guts to confront him?”

We tried contacting SRK for his side of the story, but he didn’t respond to our text message. However, a friend of the actor-producer said, “Shirish was talking ill about RA.One and kept talking about Salman, which infuriated Shah Rukh. SRK and Sanju asked him to shut up, but he kept talking. So SRK punched him.”

Another senior producer pointed that both SRK and Shirish were to be blamed for it. “Shirish had taken digs at RA.One on Twitter, which haven’t gone down well with the actor-producer. As for SRK, he has taken potshots at other industry people. So when someone aims jibes at him, he should be just as sporting as he expects others to be,” he said not before concluding that this will further spoil things not only between SRK and Farah, but also between SRK and Salman. Now it remains to be seen how Salman reacts to this fight and SRK’s message to him through Shirish.

It is learnt that earlier at a party thrown by Ritesh Deshmukh, Shah Rukh instigated Shirish into an argument. But luckily it didn’t end up in physical fight.

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