Is Shahrukh Khan looking for new friends in B-town?
Not long after partying with Akshay Kumar post winning the IPL cup in Chennai, the superstar shows a public display of affection for the Gangs Of Wasseypur director Anurag Kashyap…but in the virtual world
Not many know that Anurag Kashyap has known Shahrukh Khan for a long time, in fact even before they both became a part of Bollywood. The Gangs of Wasseypur director and the Baadshah of Hindi films studied in the same college in Delhi. However, unlike the Johars, the Akhtars and the Chopras, the indie filmmaker never wined and dined with the superstar on weekends.
So it was surprising to read SRK tweet about Kashyap’s film: “Friends films releasing, Gangs Of Wasseypur and Teri Meri Kahaani. Wish both films to entertain and make lots of people happy. Both look awesome.” King Khan mentioned the indie filmmaker’s film before Priyanka Chopra’s love story co-starring Shahid Kapoor. We all know why his favourite leading lady got second mention in the status, don’t we! More than enough feathers have been ruffled in the personal (reportedly at home over alleged romance with PeeCee) and public domains (the much-publicised physical brawl with Shirish Kunder and verbal war at Wankhede stadium), so clearly SRK is no mood to disturb his new-found peace.
We also hear that the RA.One actor, who is London shooting for Yash Chopra’s still un-named film with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, invited Anurag (he screened GOW at London International Film Festival) over to his plush abode in the city. Apparently the tweet was an after-effect of that encounter.
All this makes us wonder if SRK, who has often confessed that he feels lonely, is on the lookout for new buddies in B-town. Or maybe we are just reading too much into a simple statement….
First Published: 8.00 PM IST 06.22.2012