Everyone is aware of the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif 4-year long relationship and their breakup. Though none of the two confirmed or made any official statement regarding the same, it was a much-publicized affair. After which Katrina went on to date Ranbir Kapoor which apparently was supposed to culminate into marriage but that too ended up in a shocking break up. Post that the closeness between the ex-lovers Katrina and Salman seems to have grown as they both never lost respect and mutual admiration for each other. And the fans have been dying to see them together and tie the knot soon as well. What is interesting is that among these well-wishers is Salman’s one of the closest friends in the industry Aamir Khan who has also worked with Katrina in Dhoom 3 and Thugs of Hindostan and so, they too share a great camaraderie off-screen.
In one of the recent appearances of Katrina Kaif and Ali Abbas Zafar in Starry Nights 2.Oh! which originally aired in November, Aamir Khan made a brief appearance on a video call to share his off-screen status with the actress. It was then that he revealed that he had given a challenge to Katrina. If she loses in a chess game to him, she would have to sing a romantic song for someone special. He said,
“Katrina was very keen to beat me in a game of chess when I said fine, let’s play a game, she said ‘Please let me practise first.’ So, she practised for a few months and then said, ‘Ok, now I am ready’,” said Aamir Khan and then shared the details of the condition he had set for her: “She said if I win, I want you to do another film with me.
She said, ‘What do you want if you win?’ I said, ‘If I win then you will go and stand below Galaxy Apartments, below Salman’s house and you’ll sing Dil cheez kya hai, aap meri jaan lijiye…. That was actually the bet. And Katrina was so afraid to lose the bet to me that she finally never played the game!”
So basically, she chickened out, for she was too afraid to lose the game. But we don’t know whether Aamir was trying to get Salman and Katrina back in his own little way or was it some kind of an inside joke which the three of them share. We like the first option better though and hope, Aamir just is trying to play the cupid between the two.
Aamir Khan’s friendship with Juhi is also talked about much. Aamir and Juhi Chawla started their acting career together with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak which was their debut film. The movie was a big hit and so was their jodi. They also starred in several other movies after that like Tum Mere Ho, Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke, Daulat Ki Jung etc. But on the sets of another movie, Ishq, the two had a pretty big infamous fallout. About that, Aamir said,
“During the shoot of Ishq, we fought over a small issue. It was a petty one, but I think I was a little egoistic then. So I decided I will not speak to her again. Even on sets, I would keep a distance from her. I don’t know why I behaved that way.”
“Even when she would come and sit beside me, I would walk out. I would go and sit at least 50 feet away from her (laughs). I never greeted her or bid her goodbyes. Only during the scene, if we were required to speak, I would talk to her. But it was only professional.”
He further shared how when she heard about his and his first wife, Reena’s divorce, she called to meet and how it eventually restored their friendship with each other. He added,
“So for the next six-seven years, we did not speak. But when she got to know about my divorce with Reena, she called me up and asked to meet. Juhi had been close to both Reena and me, and she wanted to sort our differences.”
“Juhi somewhere knew I might not pick up her call, but still she called me. That touched me and I knew the friendship hadn’t been affected a bit between us. We might not have been on talking terms but had continued to care for each other,”
Aamir Khan is a celebrated star in the industry and his friendships are in fact very genuine, be it with Juhi Chawla or Salman Khan. He was last seen in Thugs of Hindostan which could not gather the anticipated amount and in fact, was trolled by many as well. But he is all set to come up with his dream project soon, Mahabharata where he will play Krishna. He, on Republic Day 2019 premiered his feature film, Rubaru Roshni on Star Plus which was appreciated by many celebs and viewers alike.
Salman and Katrina have appeared in several movies together like Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Yuvraaj, Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai among many others and will be seen opposite each other again this Eid in their upcoming action drama Bharat. The movie’s called to be very different from what we’ve seen and will feature Salman in a never seen avatar. The teaser of the Ali Abbas Zafar directed movie made its way on the internet a few days ago. Apart from Salman and Katrina, the movie stars Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff in major roles and Varun Dhawan in a cameo appearance.
They fire up the screens every time they make an appearance together and we hope this time too wouldn’t be any different!