Reports suggest that the actor is doing everything in his power to avoid the big clash at the box office. But who did he meet in LA? Find out!
When the Mumbai Cricket Association decided to revoke the ban on Shah Rukh Khan from entering Wankhede Stadium, on Sunday, many saw the move as long-overdue.SRK’s close friend, Congress MP and Indian Premier League (IPL) chair Rajeev Shukla reacted cautiously. “Lifting the ban was a sensible decision. In any case, Shah Rukh won’t be attending cricket matches at Wankhede as his team Kolkata Knight Riders plays its matches in Kolkata. We need to function as a healthy cricket-loving nation and not get into confrontational situations,” he said
Another friend said SRK reacted with a smile at the news, “He was not rattled when they stopped him from entering the stadium. He isn’t likely to be doing cartwheels of joy now that the ban has been lifted. Shah Rukh rationalises and justifies a situation only from his own moral perspective.”
Secret meeting in LA
With December 18 mere months away, any news about the big players — Shah Rukh Khan-Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale and Eros International-Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani clash on that date — is a big deal.
And now, a secret meeting held in the US last month between Shah Rukh Khan and Eros’ Kishore Lulla is expected to ease the tension between the two films.
And here’s why. Our source informs, “Kishore Lulla flew down to Los Angeles for a meeting with Shah Rukh Khan to discuss if Eros Entertainment could come on board for Dilwale, produced by SRK’s Red Chillies and Rohit Shetty. Lulla discussed a potential collaboration on SRK’s film. Eros is co-producer of SLB’s Bajirao Mastani and a collaboration with Shah Rukh over Dilwale could sort out the issue of the release date clash between the two films.”
While details of what was discussed at the meeting are not clear, it is believed that Khan talked sharp business with Lulla. Says the source, “Shah Rukh has, by far, the sharpest business sense among all the Bollywood superstars. There is no way he would allow Eros to come into Dilwale at this late stage until the deal is to his advantage.”
A source from Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies confirmed the meeting between Khan and Lulla, but refused to divulge any more details.
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