Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Salim Khan, father of superstar Salman Khan expressed his views on the “hug at Iftaar party” episode that made headlines recently.
Salman took the initiative to not only greet his arch rival Shah Rukh Khan at Baba Siddiqui’s Iftaar party, but also embrace him. And the proud host wasted no time in bringing the two warring Khans together for a photo op. The shutterbugs present at the venue went berserk and made the most of the sort of Bollywood’s ‘historic’ moment!
However, Papa Salim Khan feels that there is no need to glorify the episode but at the same time is proud of his son for having taken the initiate to hug SRK.
“I am happy that my son has taken the initiative. It was a sensible thing to do and a much-needed gesture and Shah Rukh reciprocated,” DNA quoted Salim Khan as saying.
“Please don’t give so much importance to it. There are disagreements between miyaan-biwi, neighbours, society and so many other individuals. They (Salman and Shah Rukh) are actors and rivals. Inke problems hote hain aur solve bhi ho jaate hain. I have always maintained that there can never be any love between any two big stars, only courtesy. It is not possible for big stars to love each other. Even stars like Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar were just courteous to each other. Salman and Shah Rukh must have decided to be mature and courteous and that is something that must be maintained,” senior Khan added.
Talking about Salman and SRK’s reconciliation, Salim said, “They both are self-respecting people. They must have decided to put aside their ego instead of thinking about what hurt them. Maybe they felt foolish behaving in a childish manner and instead decided to behave like mature adults on that day. Media should be talking on much more important issues than this.”