"We Were Two Hurt Friends" - Karan Johar On His Fight With Shah Rukh Khan

Divya Rao , 16 Jan 2017
Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar
Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar

Karan Johar has just launched his first book – An Unsuitable Boy – and we love it because it really gives us a glimpse into his life like never before. Karan hasn’t held back either and has openly spoken about his fights – be it with Kareena Kapoor or Kajol. In another chapter, KJo has spoken about his fall out with best friend Shah Rukh Khan.

When two people are so close. When they have done six feature films together and then haven’t worked together on the set for a while there is bound to be a gap. That is the way the industry is. Shah Rukh is a very possessive person. He is a possessive friend. I think I may have hurt him when I made a film without him. And I think I got hurt because when I did, I felt he didn’t give me that paternal or fraternal feeling that I had from him otherwise. I think we were two hurt friends for no reason.

He added,

There was a simmering silent, respectable distance between us. But, there is also an equal amount of love an affection we have for each other. That’s never going to go. He can ask me for anything and I will do it. There is a big layer of love and respect still, and no one can come in the way of that.  I’m kind of back in Shah Rukh’s life in a way. When the origin of the friendship is so strong, it just cannot die. I’ve not allowed to either, and neither has he. It happened organically.

Eventually, the two hugged it out at Deepika Padukone‘s party.

We met at Deepika’s party celebrating Piku’s success at one point when we were talking, we looked at each other I hugged him instinctively and said, ‘I’ve missed you’. And he said, ‘You’ve no idea how much I’ve missed you.’ We had this moment.

How sweet! Some friendships really do stand the test of time and this is one of them. :)

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