They’ve been at loggerheads for as long as anyone can remember, but with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan now making peace after six long years, it’s more than the snaparazzi that’s over the moon. And the pictures and videos of their recent hugs went viral the moment the patch-up happened. But now that it has, here’s what we can expect in this time of peace….
Peace between fansThe two Khans might not have been feuding as much as their fans who took to social networks to wage all-out war all the time. Now, ek comment aisa bhi aayega: Itna sannata kyun hai bhai?
Remember how you wouldn’t see one group never mix with the other Khan’s buddies? Now it’s going to be all like hum saath-saath hain. Booooooringgg!
Collection clash khatam
More than a Khan film’s content, it’s the collections that gets a nation’s (and the trade’s) pulse racing. Happy New Year or Kick? Will Salman release his film on Diwali (SRK’s special festival release time)? Box office ka king kaun? All these questions will never come up.
On screen, you saw them come together for OSO’s ‘Deewangi Deewangi’ track. Since their fallout, they haven’t shot a frame together. But now that Bhai went all out to promote SRK’s HNY on Bigg Boss 8, we guess it’s time King Khan made his debut on the show. Who knows SRK-Kajol might just end up celebrating DDLJ’s 1000th week on the BB8 dais! Better still, Salman could reccomend Shah Rukh for BB9?
Bromance is as old as Andaz Apna Apna or Karan Arjun. And while one rarely sees two-hero outings these days, the bhaigiri was on full show in both films as well as in Salman’s special appearance in KKHH. Somebody put these two actors together already!
Pics and Paps
Feud notwithstanding, both Khans posed for the cameras together, grabbing headlines everytime they did so. Twice at politician Baba Siddiqui’s iftaar bashes and once at an awards event last year, their warm hugs showed they were ready for peace. And after the reunion at the Arpita wedding, the two danced the night away at her reception to ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’. The photo-ops in the near future will sure #breaktheinternet!
Cross promotion will be the order of the day with each endorsing the other’s projects. Salman and Shah Rukh have always valued each other’s inputs and that bond might just get rekindled again. And who knows, sooner rather than later, they could attach promos of their upcoming films to the other’s releases. Imagine the eyeballs it will get! Salman’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo trailer hits screens in August next year while SRK’s Fan will be out on Independence Day. And this time, if the two come together, it will be because of the Khans themselves and not the production house (YRF). Remember the Jab Tak Hai Jaan trailer coming with Ek Tha Tiger?