Superstars Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan will be clashing at the box office next year with ‘Raees’ and ‘Sultan’, respectively, but King Khan says that they are friends and do not consider it a clash. Both films are going to release next year on Eid.
“We have now become friends, so everything we will do together. For you all it is clash, but not for us. We both are going to do well then. There might be a business clash but there will be equal profit for us,” Shahrukh Khan told reporters here at an event.
Directed by Rahul Dholakia, ‘Raees’, an action-thriller, has Shahrukh Khan paired opposite Pakistani newcomer Mahira Khan along with Farhan Akhtar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. While Salman’s ‘Sultan’ will be produced by Aditya Chopra.
In 2006, Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Don’ and Salman’s ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ had released around the same time. While Don was a hit, the latter failed to create magic at the box office.
Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have warmed up to each other over the years. Now they are often seen appreciating each other professionally and personally.
Shahrukh Khan even unveiled the first poster of Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ on social networking site. “I liked the poster so I promoted it. I liked Salman’s lips on the poster and he is looking very cool. I saw the trailer, I liked it as well,” he said.
At the trailer launch, Salman Khan had thanked the King Khan and Aamir Khan for their support.
“I loved what they did for me. Lots of love and respect to them. It’s because of Aamir and Shahrukh Khan that our film (Bajrangi Bhaijaan) has got eyeballs…extra interest. They are my buddy brothers,” Salman Khan had said.