Shahrukh avoids talking about bear hug from Salman

Shahrukh Khan chose to keep mum on the big bear hug that he received from Salman Khan at an Iftaar party.

On 22nd July, at the annual Iftaar party organized by Bandra MLA and Congress leader Baba Siddique, the two superstars of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan, got face to face with each other. Siddique asked them to meet each other and so they shook hands and hugged each other.

“Salman and Shah Rukh are my childhood friends. They themselves met each other," said Mr Siddique.

The venue for the Iftaar party was Banra Taj Lands End. Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan are presently not in talking terms. They had a big fight in 2008. The occasion was the birthday party of Katrina Kaif. Salman and Katrina were in a relationship then. It was Salman who came forward to shake hands with Shahrukh.

Later Shahrukh was asked about the hug between Salman and him. He said, “Whether its my relationship, friendship or any other personal aspect, I have never dignified it by talking about it in public. I like to keep it like this. With due respect, people have already analysed the whole situation. So much has been said and written about it. I don't want to give any explanation or talk about it.”

Shahrukh Khan was asked to comment on the charges levied of Salman Khan in the 2002 hit and run case. He said, “I don't know about this so I can't comment on it."

Various social networking sites went viral with the posts of ‘hug moment’ between Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan. Both arch rivals have also shared screen space in the past. They appeared together in ‘Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ and ‘Karan Arjun’.

Now industry people are talking whether ‘the hand shake’ and ‘the hug’ between both the actors see any future of their growing friendship.

Salim Khan, father of Salman Khan, was also present at that Iftaar party. He said, “I am happy that my son has taken the initiative. It was a sensible thing to do and a much-needed gesture and Shah Rukh reciprocated.”

He further added, “Please don’t give so much importance to it. There are disagreements between miyaan-biwi, neighbours, society and so many other individuals. They (Salman and Shah Rukh) are actors and rivals. Inke problems hote hain aur solve bhi ho jaate hain. I have always maintained that there can never be any love between any two big stars, only courtesy. It is not possible for big stars to love each other. Even stars like Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar were just courteous to each other. Salman and Shah Rukh must have decided to be mature and courteous and that is something that must be maintained.”