Mumbai: If it’s Jai and Veeru on reel, in real life people would swear by Salman Khan and Aamir Khan’s friendship. The two industry heavyweights are poles apart, yet are one of the best specimens of thick friendship.
Aamir and Salman, who have worked together in just one film, have yet again proved why they are best buddies.
As Aamir is gearing up for the telecast of his debut TV show, producers of rival channels have been lining up at Salman’s doorstep to offer him a show so that they could deviate TRP’s from the perfectionist star’s show.
But Salman chose not to entertain their request and declined all plump offers for the sake of Aamir.
Talking to DNA, a source said, “On the small screen, actors Amitabh Bachchan and Salman have been reigning favourites. And the TRPs of their shows are proof of their popularity on TV. Hence many channel heads apparently approached the star to be part of their shows, so they could grab eyeballs at the same time. However, being Aamir’s buddy, Salman apparently refused the big bucks offered by the shows for the sake of his friend.”
“Aamir is a perfectionist, and the way his TV debut is being planned, it is sure to make many production houses and channels re-shuffle their programming line-up. As Aamir’s show is to air on Sunday mornings and simulcast across eight channels and languages, the reach will automatically widen, therefore putting pressure on others. Though the show is yet to be aired and is not in the regular prime time slots, industry experts feel that the thinking man’s actor can really ruffle the TRP game. And now, with one of TV’s favourite hosts backing him, it seems like the other stars surely will have some competition, not just in films, but on the small screen too,” an insider added.