Salman Khan and Shah Rukh hugged one another, fans could not contain their joy. Dec 27th was Salman’s 57th birthday.
Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have been friends for decades. As Salman celebrated his birthday with a star-studded midnight bash in Mumbai on Monday, Shah Rukh joined the actor. Videos and photos of Shah Rukh and Salman meeting greeting other at the party, and Shah Rukh giving Salman a warm hug were shared online. Fans have the best reactions to their sweet interaction with some calling it the highlight of Salman’s birthday party. The actor 57 on December 27.
Salman hosted a joint party with his sister Arpita Khan’s daughter Ayat Sharma, who shares her birthday with the actor, and turned three on Tuesday. Among the host of celebs, including Pooja Hegde, Kartik Aaryan, Suniel Shetty, Tabu, Sangeeta Bijlani, who attended Salman’s birthday party, Shah Rukh grabbed the most attention. Fans could not contain their excitement as they saw Salman and Shah Rukh together, and flooded the comments section of the photos of the actors shared on a paparazzi page with heart emojis. Like Salman, Shah Rukh, too, wore an all-black look for the party.
“The best, most intimate and tight friendship in Bollywood,” was written about Salman and Shah Rukh Khan’s relationship. Someone else chimed in, “Love their friendship.”
A follower on Instagram added that the scene brought to mind the Iftaar celebration Shah Rukh and Salman attended in 2013, where they reconciled their long-running feud with a heartfelt embrace. A fan commented on their Instagram video that was posted on another paparazzo account by writing, “These days, it’s lovely seeing them together.” In allusion to their 1995 movie, which was directed by Rakesh Roshan, a fan penned “Karan Arjun.” Another person said, “Pathaan is here,” referencing Shah Rukh’s upcoming movie. Another one wrote, “The king has arrived.” Shah Rukh was reportedly the last to arrive at Salman’s party.
Salman Khan made his Bollywood debut in 1988 with Biwi Ho Toh Aisi, in the same year when Shah Rukh found fame on TV with his show Fauji. Salman found mainstream Bollywood success with Maine Pyar Kiya the following year. By the time, Shah Rukh debuted with Deewana in 1992, Salman was already an established star. Through the 90s and 2000s, they were easily the most bankable male actors in the industry. Yet, despite their box office clashes, they remained friendly. Shah Rukh and Salman are reportedly set to appear together once again in the former’s upcoming release Pathaan. Salman will reportedly appear in a cameo in the film, with Shah Rukh reciprocating in Salman’s film Tiger 3 later in 2023.