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Salman fires another shot at SRK

Superstar calls Shah Rukh Khan’s apology on Karan Johar’s show, ‘tear jerking drama’ for sympathy and TV ratings, says after this, will never patch up with SRK.

entertainment Updated: Jan 14, 2011 13:04 IST
Hindustan Times

Two Sundays ago, actor Shah Rukh Khan bared his heart in a solo appearance on Koffee With Karan Season 3, a celebrity chat show on TV, anchored by producer-director-fashion designer Karan Johar. But SRK’s statements like, "If things are not great between Salman and me, I think it’s my fault," haven’t gone down to well with his friend-turned-foe Salman Khan.



"Shah Rukh and I can’t patch up. If he was really sorry or felt that whatever happened was his fault, he could have always walked up to my house, knocked on my door and said whatever he had to say. He could have even called or messaged me in private. But it’s no point going on national television and making statements. It was too dramatic," says Salman. "After this, I don’t ever want to patch up with him. Period."



SRK-SalmanThe actors first had a face-off of sorts on the sets of SRK’s Chalte Chalte, after which Aishwarya Rai, Salman’s then girlfriend, was replaced with Rani Mukherji. The two subsequently made up at common friend Farah Khan’s wedding.



Their next verbal duel happened two years ago, at actor Katrina Kaif’s birthday party at a Bandra nightspot with almost the entire industry on the guest list. Ever since, the Khans haven’t spoken to or worked with each other.

In one of the chat show segments on Star World, Johar even asked Shah Rukh if he’d pick up the phone if it flashed “Salman Khan calling”, to which Khan said yes, but only if he was near the phone. Given their current relationship status, would Salman call Shah Rukh? “Even if he wants or doesn’t want to pick up the phone, I don’t think I’m ever going to call him,” retorts Salman. “After his tear-jerking drama on TV, which I guess was more for eyeballs, TRPs and sympathy than anything else. There’s no way I will ever call him.”

Salman is also expected to appear on Koffee With Karan 3, but not before reportedly asking Johar to cough up Rs 50 lakh as fee for sipping coffee on the show.

“Arrey, I asked Karan to donate a decent amount to my Being Human charity,” Salman says, with a wink. “Whatever I’ve quoted is a miniscule amount for a big guy like him. Once he does that, I’ll shoot for the show.”

First Published: Jan 14, 2011 12:56 IST