I was hit first, says Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan who got into a scuffle with a NRI businessman at Colaba restaurant put forward his statement and in turn lodged a complaint against the NRI of being hitting him first. The Chote Nawab said that the situation compelled him to turn violent otherwise he could have used Gandhigiri.

"I think I could have reacted to the incident using 'Gandhigiri'. But that time the situation was worse. I am not saying that I am totally innocent but I was not guilty alone," Saif told reporters here late Wednesday night.

The actor was arrested on Wednesday evening with his two friends, Shakeel Ladak and Bilal Amrohi for assaulting Iqbal Sharma, an NRI.

After interrogation, three of them were released on bail.

Saif also blamed the media for being partial in reporting the incident.

"Media is being partial reporting about the incident. I was hit first. They misbehaved with us and even used abusive language. I have also lodged a complaint and the matter is in court so I request media not to give any biased report until court's decision comes," he added.

Sharma claimed that Saif called him an "idiot"

They got into a scuffle when Iqbal was having dinner with his family and Saif along with his three friends Kareena, Amrita Arora and Malaika Arora Khan were shouting at the top of their voice.

Post the incident, Saif released an official statement.

Saif Ali Khan's official statement:
"There was an ugly incident last night where my friends and the ladies with us were abused and I was assaulted.
I was hit and I defended myself. I have been  to the police station to answer the requirements of law as I am a law abiding citizen. I have also filed a complaint about what happened last night and I am confident justice will be done.
I have seen the interviews given on TV and they look like decent people and I cannot believe that the same people were so aggressive the night before and the lies that they are saying about me with such straight faces.
I think they have the cc tv footage in the restaurant that will prove everything.
I hope the media is able to remain impartial while the matter is being decided. I don't think any gentleman would have behaved differently."