Why did Karan Johar not attend Shahrukh Khan’s New Year party in Dubai?

The two buddies were partying in Dubai, but in their respective corners. So what kept them from hugging each other when the clock struck 12?

Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar were busy partying in the glittering town of Dubai on the night of December 31, 2012. We know, you know. And what we also know is the fact that KJo was in constant touch with SRK’s wife Gauri Khan till the time their respective parties began. But what we don’t know is the reason why Karan refused to party with his favourite Baadshah.

“I was in downtown Dubai while Shahrukh was in Palm Jumeirah. And anyone who knows Dubai well can vouch for the fact that it’s a nightmare to travel from downtown Dubai to Palm Jumeirah (on New Year’s Eve). The area is cordoned off for elaborate fireworks display,” said Karan. Ouch! So perhaps it was the lack of proper transport facilities that kept the two friends away, right? Not really.

Apparently, KJo’s New Year plans didn’t feature Shahrukh Khan at all. He was busy with his set of friends that included Manish Malhotra and Niranjan Iyengar. And guess that has been the case for the past three years. “I haven’t celebrated New Year with SRK and family in three years, but till date, no one bothered to ask me,” KJo said in an interview. Oh! But now we do bother, dear Karan.

It is because Karan and Shahrukh spend most of the non-festive days together in their plush houses in Mumbai that the two wanted to spend some time apart on New Year’s Eve. Quite possible, isn’t it?

And this need for ‘space’ is clear even from the movies that the two are doing. Why none of KJo’s recent movies – Agneepath, Student Of The Year, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu – has featured Shahrukh. And SRK too has decided to work with new filmmakers like Rohit Shetty (in Chennai Express).

So we really think that it’s a classic case of growing distances. Do you agree with us, readers?