Govinda reprimanded by SC
The Supreme Court asked Govinda to settle a dispute with Santosh Ray, whom he’d allegedly slapped in 2008. Pointing out that what may hold good in “reel life” may not hold good in the “real life”, a bench of Chief Justice designate-Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice V. Gopala Gowda told Govinda he was “a big hero, show your big heart”. They said they enjoyed his films, but could not tolerate him slapping somebody. Ray had filed a petition challenging the Bombay High Court order quashing his complaint, holding that there was no material supporting his allegation of criminal intimidation by the star. The bench viewed the video clip of the alleged act of violence on a mobile phone and observed that such acts in public places could not be appreciated. The next hearing is on February 9.