Recently there have been reports in the news that Saif Ali Khan had a tiff with photo journalists in Patiala during the shoot of his home production directed by Imtiaz Ali.
According to the report, ''Some photo journalists were trying to click photographs of Saif at the railway station where the shooting of his home production was on.
Two photo journalists one belonging to a newspaper and the other to local TV news channel were trying to take shots of the shooting of the movie when Saif objected to this.
It has been alleged that the security staff of Saif allegedly reacted and took away the cameras of the photo journalists.
A police complaint has been filed by Saif's production and later by the press persons''
Since then the matter has snowballed into a controversy and the actor is deeply disturbed by this.
A source close to the actor reveals on exactly what transpired. ''Two photo journalists were trying to click pictures of the film without the production's permission. They were told not to do that as the look of the film is being closely guarded. But because they still continued doing so they were reprimanded. The security staff got into an argument with the photographers and it resulted in a fight. The actor was not even aware of this. The news finally reached him and then the production decided to file a complaint against the two press photographers. But inspite of this Saif is very disturbed about what happened as he shares very cordial relations with the media''
Saif Ali Khan sets the record straight in his press statement that the actor has personally issued from Patiala.
Says Saif who is still shooting for his home production in Patiala, ''Patiala is a lovely place and our shoot has been going really well. The crowd has also been very cooperative. As an individual I was not present at the time of the incident so I don't know the details. But as a producer and on behalf of Illuminati Films, our company, I would like to apologize on behalf of our security for any inconvenience caused to the local press. Shooting can get pretty chaotic and crowded in small towns and some pushing and shoving normally happens in a crowd situation. It happens all the time. So if anyone has been offended I would like to apologize to them personally and also on behalf of our production.''
Commenting on the charges of assault and man handling leveled against him he says, ''That is completely completely false and baseless. I was not even around. Anyway like I said before, I would still like to apologize to anyone who was offended.''