They may not be the best of buddies anymore, but the Baadshah of Bollywood has a soft corner for the reigning Bodyguard of the film industry.
Shah Rukh was his loquacious best while replying to a query on what he felt about the "phenomenon that is now the new Brand Salman Khan", at the ‘Express Adda’ event, here on last night.
"These are my senior actors. They were working in films (for) about four years before I came. Aamir and Salman. Everybody keeps talking about us, the triumvirate," SRK said.
"We were as friendly as could be. And at times very close, I believe. Aamir, myself and Salman, we shared some really good moments. We used to go for drives and stuff like that. Sometimes you realise that a lot of proximity, closeness brings about you know… too much familiarity and we step on each other’s toes."
Shah Rukh said, "To me, any star who does well, is fantastic. Audiences love the way he (Salman) dances. I can’t do that. It does not mean I can deride it. I have seen Dabangg and I think it is a fantastic film."
"To be reigning for 24 years as a movie star is a great achievement. I wish, when I grow up, I will also become a great star like one of these boys," he said.
"I have a huge amount of appreciation for anyone who has achieved any kind of stardom. When it comes to someone like an Aamir Khan or a Salman Khan or even the younger boys, I think you have to sit back and say, wow, it is very cool and just appreciate it.(PTI)