Even as Raees and Kaabil go into cut-throat competition for box office supremacy today, Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan know that it’s just business and their friendship remains unchanged. For anyone hoping for some vicious celebrity drama, the stars just squashed any possibility with a heartwarming exchange on Twitter. Hrithik wrote today, “Dear @iamsrk today as a mentor I’m sure u will inspire me yet again with #Raaes and as a student I hope you are proud of me with #Kaabil.” Shahrukh responded, “@iHrithik wish could have avoided overlap of releases. That said…my love to u & @yamigautam dad & @_SanjayGupta. Kaabil wil b awesome.” The classy exchange is the best possible ending we could have hoped for in the Raees-Kaabil clash.
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) January 25, 2017
This exchange comes in stark contrast to Rakesh Roshan’s rant last month about how Shahrukh undercut Hrithik by choosing to release Raees at the same time as Kaabil. While this only reflected poorly on Rakesh, Hrithik maintained his dignity, while superbly defending his father and supporting Shahrukh in equal measures. While the stars’ beautiful gesture has won over any fans, it has angered several others. Check out the varied reactions below:
— Ali Asgar (@kingaliasgar) January 25, 2017
— Maya (@IamMayaSharma) January 25, 2017
— MASRUR (@SRKsChampion) January 25, 2017
— SHIVAAY (@Devgnfanhouse) January 25, 2017
— Ek Raees (@RaeesIsHere) January 25, 2017
— iKaabilDan (@iDanPrakash) January 25, 2017
Hrithik and Shahrukh’s friendship goes way back – long before Hrithik even joined movies – to when the pair hung out on the sets of 1995’s Karan Arjun. And, of course, who can forget the immensely popular Kabhi Khushi Kahbi Gham where they lit up the screen every moment they were together?