Aditya Panscholi and Ronit Roy had a public showdown at a restaurant in a five-star hotel in the city on Friday night. Both actors were in high spirits when the fight broke out.
Says a source, "Aditya was at the hotel to attend a fashion event along with his wife Zarina and daughter Sana, who is completing a course in interior designing and architecture at the institute hosting the event. The family met Ronit, who is a good friend of theirs, at the event and together they headed to dinner at the restaurant."
After a few drinks, the two actors were seen arguing loudly. Soon after, the shocked onlookers saw Aditya get up and grab Ronit's arm. Before the staff could intervene, the two actors began to wrestle and attempted to push each other down. It was then that Zarina stepped in.
Adds an eye-witness, "Zarina spoke to both of them and they calmed down a bit, and regained their composure. After this, the foursome got up and left the restaurant."
After that night, the duo didn't speak to each other for two days, till they started getting calls asking about the fight. It was then that Aditya called up Ronit and they both decided to give out the same version to the media.
Aditya Panscholi tries to dismiss the matter lightly, "There was no fist fight between Ronit and me. He is like my brother and family. I have known him for the last 18 years." He also insists that there was no fight but just a discussion on security issues, which went a bit out of hand. He said, "Ronit owns a security agency and he asked me why I don't have bodyguards. I told him that I was strong enough to take care of myself and didn't need anybody to look after me. He disagreed and asked me to do panja (arm wrestle) on the table to prove how strong I was. 'Chalo panja ladte hain,' he said and we started doing that. We didn't fight. Once that got over, we had our dinner and left."
Ronit Roy who is currently acting in Ekta Kapoor's TV serial Bandini as Dharamraj Mahiyavangshi also says, "It wasn't anything major. We just had a verbal argument. There was no fist fight or a physical scuffle. It was something really minor. Aditya is like a brother to me and I hope this incident isn't blown out of proportion."