Bollywood may have witnessed many industry fights but thankfully, some people are good at brokering truce between warring celebs. We dig out deeds of other such good samaritans
In an industry populated with big stars and bigger egos, personality clashes are not new. Time and again, celebs have been at loggerheads — be it due to a love affair gone sour, vying for more screen space or eyeing the same plum film project. More often than not, peace is brokered by another celebrity, usually a common friend.
Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn
A recent case is the equation between Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn. In 2012, Devgn’s film, Son Of Sardaar, clashed with Khan’s Jab Tak Hain Jaan and things between the two apparently turned ugly. But recently, SRK hugged Devgn on the sets of Singham Returns. He even tweeted, “Want to wish Rohit Shetty & Ajay Devgn & their whole team of Singham 2 the best of luck. May u entertain us as u have been doing for yrs. (sic)” Reacting to SRK’s tweet, Ajay said, “We are all civilised people and there are no issues as such between us.”
It is being said that Rohit Shetty played peacemaker between the two. The director is Devgn’s close friend and he shares a good rapport with Khan. The trailer of SRK’s Happy New Year will now hit the big screen along
with Singham Returns, that stars Ajay Devgn.
hitlist brings you other instances when peacemakers stepped in to resolve conflicts between the stars...
Spat between: Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan
Peacemaker: Baba Siddiqui
Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan with Baba Siddiqui
Truce tale: At Siddiqui’s iftar party the warring Khans decided to let bygones be bygones. The two actors had a falling out five years ago over an argument. Now the hug seems to have become an annual ritual as this year too the actors hugged each other.
Spat between: Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar
Peacemaker: Farhan Akhtar
Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Ahtar and Karan Johar
Truce tale: Farhan apparently brokered peace between KJo and PeeCee, who apparently had a bitter public spat. He hosted a party after wrapping up work on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. At the party, Priyanka and Karan spoke for an hour and resolved their differences. After this incident, Karan invited Priyanka to his
Spat between: Salman-Arbaaz Khan and Abhinav Kashyap
Peacemaker: Sunil Bohra
Arbaz Khan, Sunil Bohra and Abhibav Kashyap
Truce tale: Salman and Arbaaz Khan parted ways with Abhinav Kashyap, when the Dabangg director refused to direct the sequel. But at Sunil Bohra’s party, Arbaaz
and Abhinav hugged like long-lost friends and spent close to three hours catching up with each other.
Spat between: Prakash Jha and Nana Patekar
Peacemaker: Ranbir Kapoor
Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor and Prakash Jha
Truce tale: After Prakash Jha and Nana Patekar had a falling out, Ranbir Kapoor brought them together. Ranbir shares a good equation both, so when he was touring Hong Kong with Jha and the other members of the cast of Raajneeti, he phoned Nana and made the two talk to each other. After a long conversation, Jha and Nana apparently sorted out their differences.
Spat between: Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
Peacemaker: Ayan Mukherjee
Ranbir Kapoor, Ayan Mukerji and Deepika Padukone
Truce tale: After Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s breakup, Ayan apparently helped them bury their past. Calling both home for narrations, he helped them iron out their differences.
Spat between: Sridevi and Srilatha
Peacemaker: Boney Kapoor
Truce tale: Boney is apparently the peacemaker between his wife Sridevi and her sister, Srilatha. The Chandni actress’ was locked in a property tussle with her sister but now things are back to normal. Srilatha threw a grand party this week in Chennai to celebrate Sridevi being honoured with the Padma Shri.
Spat between: Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan
Peacemaker: Salman Khan
Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Sussanne
Truce tale: Sources say that Salman had tried to sort out differences between the couple. When Salman met Sussanne at a store launch, the two apparently had a heart-to-heart chat about her troubled marriage. Khan had apparently also advised Hrithik when he met him at his Panvel farmhouse. But his attempts didn’t help and the couple has now filed for divorce.
Spat between: Karisma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur
Peacemaker: Saif Ali Khan
Sanjay Kapur, Saif Ali Khan and Karisma Kapoor
Truce tale: Saif is said to have helped Karisma and Sanjay end their marriage amicably. The couple apparently had long-drawn arguments but thanks to Saif’s timely intervention, they opted for divorce by mutual consent. A source says, “Had it not been for Saif, the court proceedings could have ended in an impasse.”