The unthinkable happened at Baba Siddique's iftaar party on Sunday evening. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan hugged. No, you're not hallucinating. Let me repeat. Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan hugged and ended their five-year long rivalry started at Katrina Kaif's birthday party in 2008.
According to television reports, Salman took the initiative to pat his former co-star and hug him, thereby ending the dissension. Interestingly enough, it is just last year at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit that Shah Rukh stated that he will not be reconciling with the other Khan anytime soon.
"We have had a little bit of personal issue. This is not the first time, it is about four years ago. We were very close for 20 years... There may come a time when these things get resolved but it will never be on a public platform. It will be a personal thing. It is a serious matter and it cannot be resolved by working in a film together or if someone asks us to try and resolve the matter. None else can resolve it for us, only we can do it...It will take time. It may happen someday." (DNA)
Fans all over world have rejoiced the coming together of two the most prominent figures in the Indian Film Industry. Here are some of their reactions -
#SalmanHuggedSRK -SRK & Salman being discussed for past several hours as if this has propelled our GDP growth back to double digits— ApOoRv ShArMa (@IamApoorvSharma) July 22, 2013
#SalmanHuggedSRK The biggest problem of the country is solved now. The smaller ones remaining are: - Corruption - Population - Pollution..n— Mohak Jain (@mohakjain) July 22, 2013
Sun rose from the west today after #SalmanHuggedSRK. Just amazing!— Naeem Niazi (@NiaziLaLa) July 22, 2013
Karan Arjun 2 fears grip nation after #SalmanHuggedSRK— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) July 21, 2013
Shah Rukh himself tweeted: "Finally u realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, becos there is so much more to the book than the page u were stuck on."