The battle between the two Khans is only getting worse. Adding fire to the Shah Rukh- Salman standoff, Sallu has spoken out against Shah Rukh’s ’apology’ to him on the TV chat show, Koffee with Karan, saying that SRK should make an apology in person, and not on national TV, if he wants to patch up. SRK had said on the show, “Salman Khan is angry with me, it is 100% my fault.” In response, Salman told the magazine, Hello Delhi, “He passes my house around four times a day to get anywhere, and to return from wherever he goes. If he wanted a patch-up, why would he say it on a TV show?”
Salman added that he has forgiven actor Vivek Oberoi, with whom he had a bitter standoff following Oberoi’s press conference against him in 2003. “I forgave Vivek because you know whether someone is serious or not in wanting to apologise, and whether he seriously felt bad for his actions. I felt this (Shah Rukh’s) apology came only to increase TRPs of Karan’s show.” When asked if he would forgive Shah Rukh if he came to him and said sorry, Salman said, “I would rather stay away from such people.”
Industry insiders say it’s time the two buried the hatchet. “It is a matter of ego for both — who will make the first move? But, it suits both of them because their rivalry is more newsworthy than their friendship,” says adman Prahlad Kakkar. Urging the actors to move on, trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, “Things can certainly be worked out if both actors want to make peace, but no third party should get involved.”
Both Shah Rukh Khan and Vivek Oberoi refused to comment on the matter.