Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan are undoubtedly one of most loved superstars. The duo are very good friends and are seen promoting each other films now. But not all was good between them in past. They have fought publicly many times in the past.
Once upon a time, the two Khans were like brothers. They were the best buddies in Bollywood industry. They did a number of films together like Karan Arjun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hain and others. So how did these two become each others arch rivals? When did this all start?
The big fight happened on the sets of Chalte Chalte in 2002 a film that SRK was producing and had Aishwarya as its main lead. At that point in time Ash was dating Salman Khan and the two were going through a rough patch. As it happened one day Salman landed up on the sets of Chalte Chalte and had a huge argument with Ash that could have become physical and things might have turned nasty. Because of this drama, SRK asked Ash to leave the film as he didn’t want any problems on set. Ash was replaced with Rani. SRK was upset with Salman and the two did not talk for a year. However at common friend Farah Khan’s marriage, they hugged each and sorted out.
Everything was going on fine between two. But once again, they fought. The day was the 17th of July 2008, and also Katrina Kaif’s birthday. At that point Katrina happened to be Salman’s girlfriend. The two got into a very serious and heated verbal conversation when Shahrukh Khan happened to remark about Salman’s ex, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Things got serious when the situation turned ugly. The snide remark about Salman’s ex-girlfriend had angered him to a great extent.
Things got ugly when the news came out in open. The media went berserk on the news, and this news was shown on every single television channel. When the fight between the two was at its peak, the ladies, Gauri and Katrina came between them to calm things down. However, although they calmed down, the deed was down. The friendship that existed between the two was broken.
It is also said that Salman had asked Shahrukh to do a guest role in his film Main Aur Mrs. Khanna, which had been declined by Shahrukh. This too had offended the actor to a great extent as he had expected that being a friend Shahrukh would agree to do the role.
Since the entire thing happened at a party, people commented that both the actors were probably high, and whatever happened was the effect of alcohol. Many people also say that Salman had started irritating Shahrukh about the reality shows that the two were doing at that time. Salman started bugging Shahrukh about his show, Dus Ka Dum, being more popular than Shahrukh’s show, Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?
Exactly five years after that argument at Katrina Kaif’s birthday party, where Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan engaged in a bitter battle of words and ended up ruining their friendship of many years, the two Khans have finally made peace. At Baba Siddiqui’s Iftaar in Bandra, Salman and Shah Rukh hugged each other and signaled an end to the ‘Khan-War’.
The duo are good friends and we hope that their friendship lasts forever.