Bollywood actor, Govinda, who found himself in a legal soup after he slapped a fan, Santosh Bateshwar Rai in 2008, finally apologized for his misbehaviour yesterday. Govinda has now offered Rai a compensation of Rs 5 lakh as an unconditional apology for his inappropriate conduct.
Govinda apologises for slapping fan. Agrees to pay Rs 5 lakh compensation. https://t.co/IVLu1v9z70
— NewsX (@NewsX) February 9, 2016
Santosh was slapped by the actor back in 2008, while he was watching the shoot of ‘Money Hai Toh Honey Hai’ at the Filmistan Studio. He then filed a complaint against the actor on February 2, 2009 and appealed to the Bombay High Court for taking action against Govinda. However, the High court quashed the case as the complaint was filed a year after the incident took place. Rai then moved the Supreme Court where the case was heard by a bench then headed by Justice TS Thakur.
Govinda’s apology and particularly the compensation he offered had social media laughing. Here are some tweets:
— Biscoot.com (@BiscootLive) February 10, 2016
Ek Thappad ki Kimat, Tum kya Jano Actor Govinda Babu
SC asks to pay 5 Lakh to fan for slapped in 2008
2008-2016, 8 yrs Interest = Rs 5 Lakh
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) February 9, 2016
Actor Govinda , you may slap me as well. I will give you some discount. https://t.co/Sqowi1KfxQ
— Flying Table Fan (@flyingtablefan) February 9, 2016