Shahrukh Khan: Good to have your friends back in your life

While Shirish Kunder went to town alleging that the superstar had slapped him, the actor himself says he does not want to to talk about the incident or even acknowledge that it occurred

For the past two days, Shirish Kunder has been rocking B-town with his allegations that long-time foe Shahrukh Khan had slapped him at Sanjay Dutt’s party. Though a midnight visit to Mannat by Shirish, his wife Farah Khan and her brother Sajid saw the two sides patch up, Shahrukh has refused to even acknowledge that the incident occurred at all. When he attended Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza’s sangeet ceremony on Wednesday, he curtly stated to the press at the venue, “This is our personal matter. You better not get into it. Did I tell you that there was a fight? No. So I will not say anything about the patch-up also.” However, he did elaborate a bit at a press conference in Kolkata. “Everyone has been drawing their own interpretations, and they can go ahead and do that. There are certain things that are personal. I don’t want to talk about it. But it’s good to have your friends back in your life.” He also added, “Bollywood stories are presented in a larger than life way… I have read the headlines. Yeah, some of them have not happened and some of them might have happened, but I would like to keep it to myself.” He also said that the news reports about the incident had affected his children. “Lots of things are being said about my life in news channels, but the stuff which you put up in the channels are not the whole truth. This is embarrassing at times as I have a 14-year-old son and an 11-and-a-half year old daughter.”

Maybe Shahrukh should give that bit of advice to Shirish, as it was the Joker director who had first talked about the incident and later discussed the patch-up. He told IANS, “It was a mutual thing and was not about saying sorry to each other. Since I am younger, I can’t expect Shahrukh 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.” If Shahrukh is really concerned about his children and wants to stop the drama being played out in the news, he should tell Shirish to stop fanning the embers.

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