Salman Misses Exclusive Preview of Ship of Theseus

Aamir Khan recently held the exclusive premier of Ship Of Theseus for family and close friends. It also coincided with the birthday celebrations of his co-star Katrina Kaif. Aamir and Katrina have been working together on the sets of Dhoom 3 for quite some time now. Katrina celebrated her 20th birthday on that day.

The screening of the niche film and the celebrations were attended by many notable figures in the industry. However one face was missing from the crowd. It was that of Salman Khan. This came as a shock as Aamir and Salman have become great friends over the years. The duo had acted together in the cult comedy ‘Andaz Apna Apna’. Since then they have maintained a cordial relationship.

When Salman’s career had hit a rough patch, he went to Aamir to learn the tactics of marketing which would ensure box office success. Today Aamir and Salman are the two most bankable stars in the industry. While Aamir’s 3 idiots is the highest grossing Bollywood movie of all times, Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger does not lag behind far.

Thus Salman’s absence was felt by all and sundry. Salman happened to be in Hyderabad when the invitation was sent to him. He was shooting for his upcoming film ‘Jai Ho’ (earlier known as Mental). He promised to fly down to catch the premier but fate acted against his wishes. His flight was delayed and he could not make it. Though there was no Salman, there were a lot of other tinsel town celebrities who attended the screening. Notable among them were Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif (a rumored couple), Rajukumar Hirani, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji, Kangana Ranaut, Ayushmann Khurrana, Imran Khan, Ashutosh Gowarikar and so on.

The film has an Aamir Khan connection. Kiran Rao, Aamir’s wife is the presenter of the movie. The film has already garnered a lot of admiration from those who attended the screening. If morning shows the day, it can be well expected that the film will be critically acclaimed once it hits the theaters this Friday.

Here are some of the opinions expressed in favor of the movie :

Ranbir Kapoor : “It was a very wonderful film, very powerful. I don`t think any other film has moved me so much as `Ship Of Theseus`. I think Anand has definitely reached the audience.”

Rajkumar Hirani : “This is a film that kind of shakes you from the soul. The film has been made so realistically that I just don`t have words ... people have to watch the film to see how it can shake you up. Now it feels that the kind of cinema that we have been making so far is so inconsequential and small.”