My relationship with Salman beyond oneupmanship: SRK
New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan has been shying away from commenting on his much publicised hug with Salman Khan but the actor says they have become more mature and their relationship is no longer about oneupmanship.
"It has gone beyond this (oneupmanship). There is no question of bowing or making him bow now. It may have been the case two-three years ago. Whether he should speak first or I should... We have become more mature now," Shah Rukh said.
The two actors fell out after a fight at Salman`s ex-girlfriend, Katrina Kaif`s birthday party in 2008 but they were seen hugging each other at MLA Baba Siddique`s Iftaar party this July, sparking speculation that they were friends again.
When Sharma asked whether he would invite Salman to watch his upcoming release `Chennai Express`, Shah Rukh said this may happen in future.
"Even I am not watching `Chennai Express` this Eid as I am celebrating the festival... But actually most certainly, if there is an Eid function at my house or they have a function in their house, then invitations will go from both sides. It will happen someday. We will be more mature, either he will come or I will go to his house. Everything would be fine."
Shah Rukh, who worked with Salman in films like `Karan Arjun`, `Kuch Kuch Hota Hai`, `Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam` and `Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega`, said he respected Salman as an actor and star.
"I have great respect for him, not only as a friend and as a family but as a star and as an actor. They helped me when I first came to Bollywood though I am the senior."
Aamir Khan had once stirred a controversy by saying that his pet dog`s name was Shah Rukh. Asked to comment on that, SRK said, "Well, I didn`t find the joke about the dog funny, but then I decided to behave like a dog and hit back."
Shah Rukh said he regretted losing his control during the IPL match at Wankhede stadium last year though he believes his behaviour was not wrong as a father.
"Yes, I was very angry. There were some people who were not behaving well with the children whom I had brought to watch the match. One of the men made a cheap remark and I lost my cool. After that incident, I have decided that I will never get angry in public... My wife Gauri and my children told me that I should not have reacted in this manner. I regret my behaviour," the actor said.
The actor also joked about being held up at the US airport twice, saying they have a terrorist who uses `Shah Rukh Khan` as an alias.
"The American embassy apologised when it happened the first time but when it happened the next time, they told me that there is a terrorist who uses Shah Rukh Khan as an alias.
"So when I am at any US airport, they key in my name in the computer and then they ask me to wait... They are very polite but make you wait for four five hours. They check everything except making you remove your clothes," he added.