They are the new BFFs in B-town today. Yes, we are talking about the once dushman now-dost Khans, Salman and Shah Rukh. On November 19, the badshah had hosted a party for Coldplay after the Brit band’s MMRDA concert, and Bhai had turned up after his shoot at around 1 am.
A week later, after SRK’s new film opened in the theatres, Sallu took to Twitter to urge everyone to go catch the flick even as he promoted anti-obesity day, to which, SRK responded, “Will come over and do a workout before the biryani.”
Two days later, when SRK returned from a work trip late at night, the first thing he heard was that there was a gathering of buddies at Sallu’s Bandra residence. It was post midnight but instead of going back home to sleep at his heritage bungalow, Mannat, the insomniac Khan drove directly to Sallu’s Galaxy apartment to chill with him, filmmaker Sajid Nadiadwala and Suneil Shetty. He left only around 3.15 am.
“It was an impromptu get-together after Salman got back from Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ shoot with a few friends from the production team. Suniel and Sajid had casually dropped by and Shah Rukh joined them. They gorged on delicious home-made food with a few drinks,” informs a guest present at the do.
Their conversation ranged from movies to each other’s lives. At one point they were discussing Suniel’s son Ahan who will be launched by Sajid. Ahan is presently prepping up in London.
They were delighted with the industry’s warm feedback to the lad. Earlier in the week papa Suniel had taken to the social media to advice Ahan to always stay grounded and promised that he would always be there for him.
Another young man, Salman’s `Hero’ Sooraj Pancholi who was hanging out in Bandra with Danny Denzongpa’s son Rinzing, also came calling, along with Sallu’s sister Alvira and brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri. “His brother Sohail also turned up briefly to pick up his son Nirvaan who was hanging out with Arbaaz’s son Arhaan. Shah Rukh spent an hour-and-a-half at the Khan home before bidding Salman goodbye with a jadoo ki jhappi,” adds the source.
The next evening, the two were in chat mode again, this time online, looking for a title for SRK’s next, featuring Anushka Sharma and directed by Imtiaz Ali. Till now, everyone had been referring to the film as ‘The Ring’, till ‘committed’ Sallu decided to put his army of fans to work and ring in a new one for his bestie.