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Differences with Salman won't be resolved publicly: SRK

IANS  New Delhi, November 16, 2012
First Published: 18:58 IST(16/11/2012) | Last Updated: 22:33 IST(16/11/2012)

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his longstanding disagreements with Salman Khan will not come to an end courtesy a film, a filmmaker or an actress. And neither would it be on a public platform.

The two Bollywood icons, who did films like Karan Arjun and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai together, had a major fight in 2008 at Salman's then girlfriend, Katrina Kaif's birthday bash.

Even as Katrina hopes to produce a movie featuring Shah Rukh and Salman, SRK says it's not going to happen - not at anyone's behest.

"My thing is that we had a little bit of personal issue. This is not the first time. It was four years ago and it had been before. We (Salman) have been very close for 20 years and even more. From the time I came, I respect his family and the fact that they gave me so much of love. I can never be disrespectful about that. Having said that, we have grown together."

"We have certain things similar and certain things which we completely disagree on. So, at this point of time we are at that plain of disagreement and there might come a time when these things will get resolved, not resolved... but it will never be on a public platform. It will be a personal thing," Shah Rukh said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2012 in New Delhi on Friday.

Shah Rukh Khan in conversation with Vir Sanghvi duing the first day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, New Delhi. HT/Ajay Aggarwal

He is assured that "it will not be if a producer, director casts me in a film, even if it is Katrina Kaif."

"It will never get resolved if two or three people came in between and say 'resolve it'... I don't think a film is going to bring us together and resolve anything," added Shah Rukh.

He says people must stop expecting to see the two actors together as it "looks like a Yash Chopra hero and heroine have got separated."

"It can be that we board the same plane and start chatting, but not for a film. But I don't think it will happen now. We don't really sit and think of it," added King Khan, who was at the summit with Katrina, one of the leading ladies of his latest release Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

How the Khan vs Khan fight started
Back in 2008, reportedly, a slightly inebriated Salman Khan offended Shah Rukh Khan when he and wife Gauri Khan came for Katrina Kaif’s birthday bash. Salman was apparently upset with SRK for turning down a guest role in Salman’s production, Mr And Mrs Khanna (2009). On being taunted by Salman, SRK retaliated by taking a dig at Salman’s past relationship with Aishwarya Rai. It got ugly as the two stars were apparently prepared to fight it out. Literally.

(With additional inputs)

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