Sunday, June 29, 2008

Unification of the Superstars

For the past two years or so everyone has had something to say about the feuds of Bollywood. Shahrukh vs. Amitabh Bachchan was everyone’s favorite. The media was perennially busy looking into the various facets of the so called cold war between two of the most powerful figures of Bollywood. The latest high point in this cold war series was the blog that the Big B had posted comparing the TRP ratings of Kaun Banega Crorepati under him and SRK. Talking of blogging reminds us of the infamous Aamir Khan blog of a pup named Shahrukh. Aamir Khan vs. Shahrukh Khan has been second only to the Big B-SRK rivalry in scale and popularity.

Meanwhile, the stars who have been made the main players in this rivalry drama have been repeatedly denying the existence of any such rift. They are, in their own words, ‘very good friends’. Well, come this weekend and they will have a chance to prove that their claims are right by appearing together at an event. One wonders what event could bring all of them together when even the IIFA failed to do so. The event is the premiere of Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa, the debut vehicle of Aamir Khan’s nephew Imran Khan.

Reports are that Aamir Khan has left no stone unturned to ensure that the premiere is a star studded affair. The list of invitees include apart from many leading figures of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. We don’t know as yet whether this dream get-together will happen but it is heartening to see an effort being made and that too by Aamir who is generally considered a bit skeptical about big functions which he had reiterated with the very simple audio release of his movies. Amitabh, SRK and Aamir have had goes at each other in the recent past; at least the media has interpreted various things that way. Let’s see whether the hatchet can be buried.
The biggest surprise is that there are reports of an official invite for the premiere also being sent to Superstar Rajinikanth. If he turns up too then it will be nothing short of a dream come true.


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