In the movie directed by Farah Khan, SRK had apparently poked fun at Manoj Kumar by spoofing the veteran actor’s signature palm-on-face style. Kumar had first raised objection in 2008 right after the movie was released.
Back then, Shahrukh Khan and Farah Khan, led by the late Yash Chopra, had made peace with Manoj Kumar with SRK assuring him that the objectionable scenes would be deleted. However, when Om Shanti Om had its international release earlier this year, Manoj Kumar was shocked to see the scenes spoofing him were there in the movie. The veteran then took a legal recourse.