Om Shanti Om, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Rampal, produced and directed by Farah Khan under SRK’s Red Chillies banner was a runaway hit in 2007. The film was a spoof as well as a tribute to the Bollywood films of the 1970s.
In this film, there is a scene where SRK imitates certain mannerisms of Manoj Kumar, a top star of the 70s era.
The actor Manoj objected to those scenes and SRK and the film’s director tendered their apology. Manoj wanted those scenes to be deleted and that was not done. The film is off the theatre circuit and is now entering the TV media. Om Shanthi Om is due for telecast on Sony Max on August 10.
Therefore, Manoj Kumar filed a case in the Sessions Court against actor Shah Rukh Khan, producer and director Farah Khan and Sony Entertainment Television seeking to stay the telecast of the film