Reacting to the legal recourse taken by Kumar, Shahrukh said, "I don't know much about it as I have just come back. Very honestly I had personally apologised to him then. My respect goes to all actors who are older and younger to me. Distributors have made a genuine mistake... old print was sent (to Japan)."
"He (Kumar) has done a legal thing. He is welcome to do that. I don't take it personal," he told the PTI. When Om Shanti Om first released, Kumar had taken objection to a scene, which according to him, pokes fun at him. He demanded that the scene be omitted from the film and the makers obliged. A few weeks ago, the film was re-released in Japan but with the objectionable scene.
Kumar filed a criminal complaint against the producers (Shahrukh and Eros International) for showing Om Shanti Om in Japan without removing the particular scene. According to Kumar, they also face contempt of court as in 2008 a city civil court had asked them to delete the scene from all prints.