Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood scriptwriter Salim Khan says there cannot be love between his son Salman Khan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan as they are "rivals".
"They are two individuals... Grown up people. I think there cannot be love between rivals. There can be courtesy. To have love between Salman and Shah Rukh is not possible. One should not expect that if Shah Rukh`s film is a success then Salman will dance and celebrate. Or if Salman`s film is a hit so Shah Rukh will throw a party... Its not possible," he said at the trailer launch of `Sholay` in 3D, here.
Citing an example, Khan says even stars like Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar were just courteous to each other.
"Today people are intolerant, impatient... Small things hurt people, there are other people to create further problem. There should be courtesy between two rivals," Salim said.
The 77-year-old veteran had earlier said he doesn`t see ever-lasting friendship between Salman and Shah Rukh even though the two superstars hugged each other at an `iftaar` party this year.
It was in 2008 during Salman`s then girlfriend Katrina Kaif`s birthday party that there was a heated argument and spat between Salman and Shah Rukh.
The prolific duo of Salim-Javed (Akhtar) wrote the screen play of blockbuster film `Sholay`.