Where is the SRK-Arjun friendship heading to?

Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal soon became very close friends in this film industry after “Om Shanti Om”. Soon they were spotted together everywhere. Arjun Rampal’s ‘LAP’ was designed by Gauri Khan. They were seen together at parties and along with Hrithik Roshan they had become a trio.

However, their friendship seems to have hit the road-block. It was believed that the debacle that “Ra.One” tuned out to be soured their friendship. The two have not been seeing eye to eye and have been ignoring each other at events.

Recently Arjun was seen trying to get into the camp of Salman Khan. This even worsened their friendship. Even at the premiere of “Inkaar”, where Hrithik Roshan, Suzanne Roshan and Preity Zinta were spotted, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri were missing. It has been reported that they had been invited by Arjun but that they gave it a miss. Also the two actors royally snubbed each other at a recent bash. All this only fortified the belief that the two are no longer friends.

However, speculations were rife when the two were spotted together hugging each other at the backstage of an award ceremony. Chunkey Pandey was also seen at the spot along with some other bystanders. All seemed to have been amused by the gesture of the two actors. They were very cordial with each other and seemed that they had shed their ego.

However, sources who are close to both the actors have said, that Shah Rukh Khan is not amused by the way the story has been reported.

The source informed, “Shah Rukh left the stage after his performance and went back stage. He had parked his vanity van near the exit so that he could change quickly.” At this point Arjun was seen waving at SRK who reciprocated and walked up to him and hugged him. He had a quick chat with Arjun and then left. The source added, “He was being civil to Arjun because they were almost face to face. He finds it silly that he seems to have read a bit too much into it.”

The source also clarified that their friendship can never get back to what it was originally. The source said, “It is unlikely that their friendship will get back to what it was, and it would not be fair to speculate about where it is headed.”

The source also added, “It is just too much of a co-incidence that this news is going out to the world at a time when Arjun's film is up for release.”