The dynamic duo of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, stand as contemporary legends, boasting nearly parallel careers and a string of blockbuster hits. Despite their past rivalry, they’ve since fostered a warm camaraderie, even collaborating on memorable films like Karan Arjun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and Tiger 3.
During Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘AskSRK‘ session on X (formerly Twitter), a fan nudged him to extend wishes to Salman Khan on his 58th birthday.
Responding in his signature witty style, SRK mentioned he had already conveyed his regards privately and opted to keep it personal rather than posting on social media.
Alongside a picture of Salman, he quipped,
“I know and I have wished him. I don’t do it on social media because it’s personal na?? By the way, this picture of Bhai is awesome!! #Dunki”
Their once-publicized rift, stemming from a heated exchange at a party in 2008, had cast a shadow on their relationship for years.
However, both stars have since moved past the discord. Shah Rukh Khan, in an interview following the incident, portrayed a stark difference in their perspectives, emphasizing their disparate personalities and minimal common ground, stating,
“We are happy in our worlds. If we come together, it is good. If we don’t, it’s even better. We are not friends.”
Conversely, Salman Khan has acknowledged a strong off-screen camaraderie with Shah Rukh, highlighting that their on-screen chemistry thrives due to their genuine bond behind the scenes. He remarked, “Our off-screen chemistry is better than our on-screen chemistry. When the on-screen chemistry is so good, you can understand the off-screen chemistry.”
The exchange between the two stars remains a testament to their evolving relationship from adversaries to amicable colleagues, showcasing a mature understanding and respect for each other’s personal space.