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Bollywood friends endorse each others

Anirban Das, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 18, 2013
First Published: 16:39 IST(18/12/2013) | Last Updated: 16:58 IST(18/12/2013)

Proving wrong the perception that Bollywood is a place of fierce competition, many actors have been making efforts to give extra mileage to films starring their peers.

Of late, almost every big name, including Amitabh Bachchan and the three superstars - Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan - has made special appearances at the promotional events of films starring other actors.

Not only that, Ranbir Kapoor,  Madhuri Dixit and Remo D'Souza even shot for special promotional videos before the release of their friend, actor Manish Paul's debut Bollywood film, Mickey Virus.

Salman pulls one out of the hat Khan promotes Aamir's film on his TV show
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Apparently, Aamir requested Salman to wear his bowler hat (which is part of his Dhoom:3 look) at any promotional event. The latter went a step further and obliged Aamir by sporting it on the reality TV show he hosts.

"Salman and I share a warm rapport. A few days ago, I texted him saying, 'Main tujhe apni topi bhej raha hoon, tu kisi event par pehen lena (I am sending you my hat. Wear it at some event)," said Aamir in a recent interview, adding, "His reply was, 'Why would I wear it at any event? I will wear it on Bigg Boss'."


Thrice as nice SRK, Aamir and Hrithik back the Deols' film 

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Not very long ago, Shah Rukh, Aamir and Hrithik Roshan were spotted together at the music launch of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (YPD). Although none of the actors was starring in the film, each took time out to attend the event and even shake a leg with veteran actor Dharmendra at the do. "I wish them all the best; the whole team of YPD and Sunny, Bobby, Dharamji and Sangeeth (Sivan, director). I hope it's a great film like the first film was," Shah Rukh said at the event.

Big B supports his buddy
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Amitabh Bachchan roots for Shekhar Suman's film Amitabh Bachchan too went out of his way to promote his long-time friend Shekhar Suman's directorial debut, Heartless.

The actor attended the first look launch of the movie, which is a tribute to Suman's late son, Aayush, who died due to a congenital heart disease in 1994.

At the press conference, Amitabh had said, "Bada mushkil kaam hota hai ki ek aisi film bane jisme woh apne khoye hui santan ko lekarke, unke yaadash me ek film banaye jisme saari yaadien shayad unki dimaag me aati hongi jab woh ye bana rahe the. Aur mein yaha isiliye aaya kyunki me samajh sakta hu ki Shekhar ke dil ki baat aur unke mannki baat. Meri taraf se unko bohat bohat shubhkamnaye." (It is difficult to make a film about one's lost child. I have come here because I can understand Shekhar's emotions. I wish him all the best).

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