By A Correspondent
There’s a silent battle raging in the backyards of Bollywood ’s domesticity between [tooltip id="4db8f5608d45f5de7881d9bce162f4bf"]Salman Khan">">[/tooltip] and Arjun Kapoor. One can’t really call it a battle since the outcome is known from the outset. Nobody can take a panga with Salman Khan">">[/tooltip] and hope to win.
Unfortunately this is exactly what Arjun Kapoor has unconsciously ended up doing. Rumours of his exceedingly close friendship with Salman’s brother Arbaaz’s ex-wife have been doing the rounds for some years now. Now with the Arbaaz-Malaikamarriage on the rocks, the rumours have gained further momentum.
Says a source in the know, “When these rumours reached Salman’s ears he confronted Arjun who promptly denied them. But now the whispers of the friendship between Malaika and Arjun are louder.And Salman is very upset. Everybody knows when it comes to his family he won’t tolerate anyone causing any havoc.”
The friendship with Malaika Arora is likely to affect Arjun’s career now.
Says the source, “Salman isn’t telling anybody not to work with Arjun. He doesn’t need to. A lot of filmmakers are avoiding Arjun because they don’t won’t to offend Salman.”
Adding to the complex situation is the fact that Arjun’s father Boney Kapoor is a close friend of Salman.
“In fact when Boney’s career as a producer was going through a financial crisis Salman had offered to work in No Entry free of cost. No Entry pulled Boney out of the red. Now he is looking red-face, embarrassed to face Salman.”