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Salman Khan denies fued with Shah Rukh Khan

PTI   January 06, 2013
First Published: 18:03 IST(6/1/2013) | Last Updated: 18:07 IST(6/1/2013)

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has denied reports of `feud` between him and Shahrukh Khan, saying there is no groupism at all in the film industry.

"There is no groupism at all... I do my own work. I don`t think there is any groupism. I don`t follow anyone`s life. "If anyone comes to talk or meet me, I will talk to them or meet them nicely. I don`t care who is whose friend and all. It doesn`t matter to me at all," Salman said.

A spat between Shahrukh and the `Dabangg` star a few years ago set the tongues wagging on a growing chasm between the two top guns. Gossip mills are agog about Shahrukh`s close friend Karan Johar reportedly singing paeans on Salman and apparently sending him feelers for working with him.

Even Priyanka Chopra, who is considered close to the actor, and banners like Yash Raj Films seem to be warming up to Salman. The latest twist to the tale came in the form of SRK loyalist Arjun Rampal. There are reports that Arjun is going to be on Salman`s show `Bigg Boss`.

Arjun reportedly missed SRK`s New Year bash held in Dubai and also praised Salman for his brilliant performance in `Ek Tha Tiger`. Arjun, who delivered hit films like `Om Shanti Om`, `Don` and `Ra.One` with Shahrukh, seemed to be gravitating towards Salman.

When asked if someone who picks up fight with SRK becomes his friend or vice versa, Salman said, "I don`t think so it is that way at all". On a rift between Shahrukh and Arjun, Salman said, "I am not even aware if there is any fight or whatever (between them). I don`t think so (that Arjun is closer to me). I just met him at Sanjay Diwan`s party. We just spoke for two minutes".

Meanwhile, after several seasons of reality show Bigg Boss highlighting fights, contestants hurling abuses, the sixth season has been a `family` show. And Salman is quite happy with the way the show has shaped up till now. "We wanted it that way (family show). To quite an extent it has been like that. Compared to earlier seasons, it has been parivarik (family viewing). The show is moving well and getting good TRPs," Salman said.

In this season contestants like TV actor Rajev Paul, image consultant Imam Siddique were seen picking up fights and abusing but all of this was not as rampant as it was in the previous seasons. "Some people like that (fights). They feel it is entertainment while others don`t. People do abuse when in the house and that is due to the situations. Even in normal life abuses just slip out from people when with friends but no one takes a notice of that," he said.

The contestants present in the house include model Niketan Madhok, model-actress Sana Khan, Imam Siddique, TV actors Urvashi Dholakia, Rajev Paul and Delnaaz Irani. The show began on October 7 and the finale will be held on January 12. From the current crop of contestants Salman thinks Urvashi, Niketan, Sana and Delnaaz have the chances of winning the show.

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