Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has tendered an unqualified apology to thespian Manoj Kumar for making a spoof on the latter in his latest release Om Shanti Om .
Even the film's director Farah Khan has offered to delete the offending scene from OSO.
Addressing a hurriedly called press conference in Mumbai, Khan and Farah said they had no intention to hurt the veteran actor's sentiments and they were only making a parody.
Apologising to Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan said: "I was completely wrong...If he is hurt, I apologise."
"I called him in the afternoon and the first thing he said to me was ‘it is no big deal, son’", Khan said.
"People do parody...it is a done thing," Khan further said, adding Kumar had every right to say anything to him.
Khan's apology came soon after Kumar threatened to take legal action over a sequence in the hit movie, which spoofs the film world of 1970s. There is a sequence that makes fun of Manoj Kumar’s acting style in which he used put his hand on his face. Kumar is also shown getting thrashed by a policeman.
Khan plays the lead role in the movie, which is his home production under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment.
Farah said she offered to delete the particular scene from the film but the veteran actor said there was no need for it.