Aamir Khan and Salman Khan have long maintained that they are very good friends. But you know how fickle friendships in Bollywood are!
Aamir-Salman's dosti started developing cracks when the two realised that their respective films, Dangal and Sultan, share more than a few similarities (Salman-Aamir war heats up, August 15).
Now, we hear, the war has taken a nasty turn.
The showdown happened last month, just before Dangal went on floors and Salman started prepping up for Sultan.
The story goes, Aamir was hosting a party at his Bandra residence, where Salman and a few other industrywallas were invited. It was just another party and just another Sallu-Aamir banter until the PK star decided to sit down and dissect Salman's career.
While he was all praises for his performance in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and spoke about the sensitivity in which the film was presented, he allegedly steered the conversation to the 'bad decisions' Sallu had made in the past.
Said a source, "Aamir told Salman that had he shown this kind of maturity at an early stage in his career, he would've had a lot of proud titles to look back upon." This obviously did not go down well with Salman.
If Mr. Perfectionist had left the conversation at that, the situation might not have spun out of control. But that was not to be.
The source continued, "Aamir even told Salman that it has been very easy for him. He doesn't have to worry about story or screenplay as the audience laps up his films and he doesn't even work as hard as the other actors."
Now, the Kick star would obviously not take this lying down.
We hear, Salman shot back with the choicest of expletives. What's worse, he hit back at Aamir by saying that he might not be as hardworking as the Dangal star, but at least gives credit to the directors and writers of his films. Ouch!
Before Aamir could clarify, a furious Salman stormed out.
The source added, "Even from the exit, he yelled and called Aamir, a fake. Things went out of hand so quickly; everyone present was in a state of shock."
And what about Aamir? He was left teary-eyed.
Do you think it was condescending of Aamir to deliver a sermon at a time when Salman seems to be in a genuinely happy state? Was Sallu's reaction justified?
Most importantly, after months of simmering tension between Salman and Aamir, is this the final nail in the coffin for the duo?
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