The picture-perfect moment was captured at the 9th Renault Star Guild Awards here Thursday night.
Looking dapper in formal suits, both the Hindi film superstars, who are said to have been sharing a cold war since a long time, warmed up to each other in a rare moment, which comes soon after Rekha broke the ice with Jaya Bachchan at another awards event.
At the Star Guild Awards, Shah Rukh was handed over the trophy by his “Chennai Express” co-star Deepika Padukone, while Salman was the host for the event.
“It feels special to get this award in the company of Salman who is one of the greatest entertainers the country has seen,” Shah Rukh said as he received the award, a source told IANS.
In fact, the moment SRK walked in at the venue to get seated, Salman acknowledged his presence with a “Hi, Shah Rukh”. The “Dabangg” star even congratulated Shah Rukh for the success of “Chennai Express”, which turned out to be one of the biggest grossers of 2013.
Salman even asked Shah Rukh to shout out “Jai Ho” as a gesture to promote his forthcoming film, which is releasing Jan 24. And the actor gave in willingly.
This is the second hug that the two Khans have shared since they shook hands and hugged at Congress leader Baba Siddique’s annual Iftar party in July last year.
The actors had not been on amicable terms post a fight the two allegedly had at Salman’s then girlfriend Katrina Kaif’s party in 2008. But now all seems to be well.