It made headlines when Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan hugged for the second time (post their huge argument) at the Star Guild Awards recently. When we posted the photos for you, we asked whether you thought this meant there was a proper patch-up on the cards for the two. Time will only tell on that front, but, although the hug at Baba Siddique‘s iftaar party may have been spontaneous, this one was far from so.
Both the actors were aware in advance that they would have a run-in with each other, and since neither of them avoided it, we can say that they are obviously willing to acknowledge each other in public now. Was this all a publicity stunt for Jai Ho? We don’t know, but we’ll tell you what Industrywalla wrote in to say about this incident, and you can draw your own conclusions!
Industrywalla says: Salman and Shah Rukh hugging it out at the Star Guild Awards may have made the news, but in a way, you could say the whole act was ‘planned’. Salman was informed that SRK was winning the trophy and he would be on stage to collect it (while he would be there himself). Shah Rukh, knowing Salman was hosting the show, still chose to attend it and, of course, accept his award. So, both were well aware that they would end up interacting over the course of the show. But what happened afterwards is something worth taking note of too. The two actors exchanged a friendly SMS after the event on their way back home!
Does this mean that the two are on their way to rekindling their friendship and returning to the form they once were? Not necessarily. While we would like to believe so, it is still too soon to say that they will patch up and go back to becoming bum chums like before. But you never know – maybe a few more public hugs is just what the doctor ordered to get these two to sort everything out for good!