You asked, Industrywalla answered – Are Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan still very good friends? Here’s the dope!
Industrywalla says: The answer to this tricky question is NO! Publicly – or on social platforms – they might put up an act, but behind the four walls of Mannat things are quite different. There was a time when Karan Johar would swear by Shah Rukh, make films only with him, and mention him at least once in all interviews. In fact, I remember a time when SRK and KJo would be on the phone every day and talk like long lost brothers. All that is now a thing of the past, and their equations have changed – for one, KJo is open to collaborating and making films with other actor/producers.
The cracks in their friendship started showing post the release of My Name is Khan, when Karan announced Student of the Year. It was the first time he was directing a non-SRK film, and that too one where he was working with new talent. KJo had even asked Shah Rukh at that time to do a cameo in the film, but the actor politely declined (Kajol, on the other hand, did it). Then, of course, there was the Priyanka Chopra public episode, where Karan took to his Twitter account and made some comments about SRK’s new best friend. Buzz is that, at that time, Karan was on Gauri Khan‘s side and wanted to stick up for her by not inviting PC, but SRK made a call and asked him to invite the actress. Karan did this, at his request.