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Salman Khan’s Long List Of Fall-Outs



If sources are to be believed Salman Khan has fallen out with close buddy Kabir Khan.They won’t be working  together again. Not until there is a patch-up . Not until Salman gets what he wants.

Yawn! So what’s new about yet another friend turning foe for Salman. This superstar  doesn’t believe  in  hiding his feelings, good or bad. Comments one of  his closest buddies, who miraculously , has remained  a buddy over the years, “Salman loves his friends with all his heart. When they betray him he turns against them.”

Betrayal being a very ambivalent concept in Salman’s range of vision. When  Sanjay Leela Bhansali signed Shah Rukh Khan instead  of Salman for Devdas, it was “betrayal”. WhenHimesh Reshamiyya began giving music  for other actors’ films it was betrayal. Sanjay Bhansali stuck to his  guns and had to face the fire of Salman’s ire and almost got crushed under the wrath yatra.But Himesh had to swallow his pride and eat back his ego to “apologize” to Bhai.

Bhai rewarded Himeshbhai with a slew  of assignments.

“I really don’t know what Himesh apologized about. But that’s the unwritten code of friendship with Mr Salman Khan. He’s always right. And  if you, as  his friend, choose  to go against his wishes you either get banished from the Khan durbar or you find a way to say sorry,” says an old friend turned  adversary who  chose to  move away rather than grovel and apologize.

Producer and events guru Bunty Walia is yet another friend-turned-foe .At one time Buntywas so close to Salman  that Salman personally rang me up asking for media help to put forward Bunty’s case against an  actress who had apparently used and dumped him.

This was  before Bunty got into Salman’s bad books. I am not sure what really went wrong between them and why Salman  turned against Bunty. I  am not sure even Bunty knows. I have personally faced the wrath  of the  Superstar. I was  at one time  for a very brief period, close to Salman. He would call at  any hour for long chats. Then it stopped.  His friends told me he would spit venom each time my name  came up.

Recently when  Salman had a fall-out with his business manager Reshma Shetty he expected the entire industry to  boycott her.That’s another Salman trait: if you are his friend, his enemies have  to be your enemies.When I  was on the ‘wanted’ list Salman protested violently when I praised Shah Rukh Khan. Their blow-hot-blow-cold relationship could fill up a thesis.

So does Salman hate or love Shah Rukh? It all depends on which side of the bed he wakes up on. Or maybe he tosses a coin.

 Does falling out with Salman mean  the end  of any opportunity for a patch-up? Well, it depends on whether  you are Himesh Reshamiyya or Vivek Oberoi. Sangeeta Bijalani  orAishwarya  Rai.

It also depends on  how much you are willing to bend  . Salman is alleged to have misbehaved with David Dhawan and Subhash Ghai. They both swallowed their pride and hugged Salman for  being a  brat with a golden heart.

“Bhai ka dil bahot bada hai. Woh apne doston ka khayal rakhte hain(Bhai’s heart is big he looks out for his friends),”  says an events manager.

 Sure, superstars who throw their weight around are “bratty”. The rest are known as  bullies.

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