When two biggest superstars created super magic on screen...not once, not twice, but five times!
Last week, we ran a article on April 1 about Shah Rukh Khan doing a cameo in the climax of Salman Khan's Sultan. It was, of course, an April prank (sorry for that!), but it definitely got our reader mighty interested.
After all, who doesn't want to see our fave Khans and the biggest superstars back on the big screen once again? But knowing Yash Raj films and how they like to surprise us every now and then by hiding secret cameos in their films, who knows even this false story can be true for many a million fanboys! Just check out the phenomenal rating one episode of Bigg Boss had garnered, when Shah Rukh Khan appeared as a guest on Salman Khan's show to understand how people love to see the two actors come together and create magic!
It's not that Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan never came on big screen before; in fact they did it for six times (more on that ahead....)! However the volatile relationship these two actors share have caused them to be kabhi dost kabhie dushman (Hey, have I just given Karan Johar an idea and a title for his next film?). In fact, when they last fought at Katrina's birthday party years ago, one of their bones of contention was rumoured to be SRK's refusal to be a part of Salman Khan's Main Aur Mrs Khanna (a role which was later played by Dino Morea). Seeing the fate of the film, we can understand SRK's hesitation.
Now that they are chaddie buddies once again, we can certainly expect to see them together once again on silver screen (Come on guys, we have just given you a big ticket blockbuster idea!). Till that happens, let's see when SRK and Salman had come together in the past on big screen:
The first time these two Khans came together, the result was a super duper blockbuster! Rakesh Roshan's reincarnation cum revenge drama was a typical '90s masala stuff, that has two of the best stars sharing equal billing. Karan Arjun has enough scenes of Khans bonding, Khans fighting, Khans dancing and Khans bromancing! We even doubt that it inspired Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Though this was a Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Salman Khan had a surprise scene stealing cameo in the second half of the film, where he plays Anjali's (Kajol) fiancee. Even though he was cast in a smaller role, he steals the climax of the film with his affable performance and his sacrificial act. No wonder, he got his first major Filmfare award for the film as the Best Supporting Actor.
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Shah Rukh repaid the favour of Salman Khan's cameo in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, as he extends his Rahul role from KKHH in this one. His appearance comes at a very tense moment in the film around the interval, and he also makes another (quite senseless) appearance after the climax.
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam
In this dated family drama (that was a surprise hit of the year) Shah Rukh Khan played a jealous husband to Madhuri Dixit, while Salman Khan played her best friend and also the reason of his jealousy. The film has a couple of scenes where both the Khans clash with each other, though in this case, we root for Salman, since he is the nice guy there. Another surprising fact about the film is Aishwarya Rai (now Bachchan) played a cameo role in the film as Salman's blind girlfriend.
Om Shanti Om
After the previous film, a lot of things happened. Salman Khan created a ruckus at the sets of Shah Rukh Khan's Chalte Chalte sets when Aishwarya Rai was the heroine, resulting in the first major fight of the Khans and Ash being replaced by Rani Mukerji. It was only after a couple of years that they kissed and made up at a party, and Salman later made a friendly appearance in the Deewangi Deewangi song from the above film. However, things didn't remain all so rosy, and that fight at Katrina's birthday party happened that divided the entire industry into two factions...
Honorable mention: Dushman Duniya Ka
Though they never shared screen in this Mehmood directorial, Both SRK and Salman played cameos in the film about the influence of drugs on youth. SRK had a larger (and bizarre) role of Jitendra's best friend (yes, you heard it right!), where he imitated Mehmood from Gumnaam...
...while Salman had a once scene appearance as himself, where for some reason, he was aping Kishore Kumar from Padosan!
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