Industrywalla Answers: Are Karan Johar & Shah Rukh Khan Still Friends?

Industrywalla , 12 Mar 2014
Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar
Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar

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.

Karan Johar
Karan Johar

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.

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Today, things are very different between them. SRK has scored one of his biggest hits with Rohit Shetty, while Karan is expanding Dharma and making new collaborations. His current favourite blue-eyed boy is Ranbir Kapoor, who is someone SRK isn’t too fond of! Also, Salman opening Koffee With Karan this season was a big signal to the world that KJo has moved on from being a SRK loyalist.
While they might not be enemies, or even become enemies, there are definitely cold vibes between the two. And it’s a very minor possibility that SRK and Karan will end up going back to being best friends like before.

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