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Shah Rukh Khan, Shirish Kunder patch up

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 31, 2012
First Published: 19:43 IST(31/1/2012) | Last Updated: 12:34 IST(4/2/2012)

A day after the much-hyped brawl, Shah Rukh Khan, Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan patched up on Tuesday evening. The truce happened after Shirish and Farah, along with latter's brother Sajid Khan and their common friend Sajid Nadiadwala, went to SRK's home, Mannat. Sajid Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala played peacemakers.

"Yes, I made the call to Gauri (SRK's wife) and Shah Rukh and asked if we could come over (to Mannat) and Gauri said, 'Farah doesn't need to ask permission for it.' In the meantime, Sajid (Nadiadwala) had called up Shirish and Farah," says Sajid.

The Housefull filmmaker feels they and SRK have had a relationship of about 20 years. "So much so that Shah Rukh did Farah's 'kanyadaan,'" says Sajid, adding once they reached SRK's place, there was no problem or animosity in the air as they had lunch with the superstar. "Every family has ups and downs. So, our family too went through it. I credit Gauri and Nadiadwala for helping break the impasse," says Saiid.

Apparently, there were hugs and tears when Farah, Sajid And Shirish went to Mannat to resolve the issue. "Neither Shirish and Farah nor Shah Rukh had any issues. In fact, they agreed to meet each other within 10 seconds," says Sajid.

Farah, too, is happy that "the entertainment is finally over." She adds: "It's always nice to read such stories like fun gossip but only those who are going through it understands the gravity," says the Om Shanti Om director, adding whenever she and Shah Rukh meet, it's like nothing happened between us. "And it was great to meet Gauri. She was also quite unhappy about everything and wanted this meeting to happen," she says, adding they have made a pact that from now, they won't comment on the matter and whatever has been said in the media stands null-and-void.

Shirish also felt that with the end of the fight; the relation between him and Shah Rukh has become stronger. "No one knows what actually happened. All are giving their own versions of the story. Such thing happen in parties. We all were drunk and high and so we got into arguments," he says. "We sorted out things because things were getting bitter and hundred of baseless things were being written."

SRK, who was accused of beating up Shirish at Sanjay Dutt's party on Tuesday, hinted that the allegations are a "Shakespearean farce." He tweeted without giving any details of his version: "Reading stuff and watching TV...Feel like I am the source & author of a Shakespearean farce...without the poetry or the prose of course!!!"

(With inputs from Dibyojyoti Baksi)

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