SRK, Shirish call truce
All's well that ends well. Shah Rukh Khan and Shirish Kunder called truce Tuesday, a day after they were embroiled in a scuffle at a party. Shirish said their friendship has become stronger than ever now.
"Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan were the mediators and had arranged a meeting. Whatever issues we had, we kept before each other and the misunderstanding has been solved. Things are sorted out now and our friendship is renewed," Shirish told IANS, after the patch-up.
Shirish along with his wife Farah Khan, brother-in-law Sajid Khan, producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Shah Rukh's wife Gauri Khan had arranged the meeting at Shah Rukh's house Mannat.
"It was a mutual thing and was not about saying sorry to each other. Since I am younger I can't expect Shah Rukh to say sorry. We kept our egos aside and were gracious enough about it. Being the younger, I should have not reacted like this. Our relationship has become stronger like never before. Everything that was said has been cleared face to face now," he added.
Confirming the reconciliation, Sajid Khan said: "Yes, I felt terrible about the ugly turn that the whole affair took. Shah Rukh and Shirish had a fight, agreed. But the media didn't have to play it up to the point of making it on the front of national newspapers."
Getting sentimental, Sajid added: "Do you know, when my sister Farah and Shirish got married, there were only three witnesses. Me, Sajid Nadiadwala and Shah Rukh. We're family. And there're bound to be differences between family members. Yes, Gauri and I took the initiative. All of us met at Mannat over a meal and it was all sorted out."
Shah Rukh is alleged to have hit Shirish at a bash organised by Sanjay Dutt to celebrate the success of "Agneepath". The fight is said to have taken place at a popular club in the early hours Monday.
Farah, who was the first one to speak about the incident, is also happy that things are sorted out.
"It was really ugly what has been happening since yesterday. It was getting blown out of proportion. With all kind of different rumours and stories, it was just too much of negativity to handle. I thank Sajid Nadiadwala and my brother Sajid Khan that they took the initiative and we met up," Farah told TV channel Times Now.
"It is not pleasant episode to have happened. Things were going out of hand, everyone wanted to take sides and Shah Rukh, Gauri, Shirish and me were the ones who were getting affected directly by what was happening," she added.
"Fights happen in every family and you have to sort it out and ours is now finally sorted. What we spoke is a very personal thing but everything is sorted and all the people who were getting entertained by this, just want to say 'sorry', as they won't be getting entertained anymore," she added.
Farah said this is not only the end of the ugly spat, but also a new beginning for her and Shah Rukh.
"I really liked what he said. He made us promise to wipe out all the bitterness of the last two years and start afresh. I feel like a big burden is off my back," she said.