Shah Rukh and Salman avert face-off at Mehboob Studios

Updated: Aug 21, 2010, 17:34 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood arch rivals Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan recently averted a major face-off when the two stars were shooting simultaneously at Mumbai’s Mehboob Studio.

With Shah Rukh shooting for a TV advertisement and Salman giving interviews for his upcoming flick ‘Dabangg’, it was a tensed atmosphere at the studios. Buzz has it that SRK’s allies called the actor and urged him to delay his arrival at the studio till Salman wrapped up his interview.

Talking to a news daily, a friend of Salman said, “Salman was advised to come only after Shah Rukh started facing the camera for the commercial.”

However, all hell broke loose when it was realized that both SRK and Salman were to arrive at the same time in the studio. Even as their individual cronies managed to space out their arrival for a few minutes, it was not the end as Salman was seen sauntering around out of the set for quite some time.

Apparently, Salman headed to SRK’s set but retracted his steps. The source continued, “Thankfully, he turned his direction and headed to a new set where he had another commitment to fulfill. Thankfully, all this while, Shah Rukh Khan did not come out from his set. Else, kuch bhi ho sakta tha.

Nevertheless, both Khans were aware of each other’s presence as “they took a long stare at each other’s vanity van while the other was shooting,” added the source.