Their now-famous hug at an iftar bash in July last year notwithstanding, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan still prefer to avoid crossing each other's paths
On Saturday evening, yet again the two found themselves shooting at Mehboob Studios in Bandra.
Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan at Mehboob Studios on Saturday. Pics/Satyajit Desai
Sallu was on Stage No 5 while SRK was on Stage No 3. Both the stages are adjacent to each other. While the Dabangg star was already at the venue since about 2.30 pm doing a photo shoot for his NGO, King Khan arrived around 4. 45 pm for the promo shoot of an upcoming film awards event that he is hosting.
Says a source, “Shah Rukh was slated to arrive for the shoot at 3 pm, but reached the venue only around 5.45 pm. He was as usual accompanied by his security folk and his staff members. While the rest came out of their respective cars, SRK did not step out of his vehicle for almost 25 minutes. It did not take long for onlookers to realise what was holding King Khan back. It was the presence of Salman outside with his team.”
Adds the source, “Only when Salman had gone back inside to his shoot that Shah Rukh stepped out.”
Sallu had several visitors on the sets which included filmmakers Mahesh Manjrekar and Subhash Ghai and actor Vatsal Seth. Salman’s brother Sohail and sister Alvira were also present.
The source added, “Whenever Salman would step out of his vanity van or from the shoot, SRK made sure that he was not in the vicinity. It appeared that the staff of the stars kept tabs on what the other was doing and kept passing information about the movements of the other.”
Though Salman and SRK did pose for the shutterbugs outside their respective shooting space, it was only after they made sure that the other was not around.