Even as rumour mills are going abuzz that all is not well between Bollywood superstars Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, Aamir will be seen with the third Khan of the triumvirate – Shah Rukh Khan. No, it is not a movie where they will be seen together but at an event for Aamir Khan’s film Dangal! Whether they are fighting with each other or not, the three Khans of Bollywood have lately been promoting each other’s films through Twitter. It’s like they compete with each other at the box office but also need each other to survive and maintain their supremacy in the Hindi film industry. Here are top 3 instances when Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have come together and shared a stage!
Dangal’s Dhaakad song rap version by Aamir Khan at Zee event
Aamir Khan will be singing a special rap version of the Dhaakad song from his December 23 release Dangal. The Dhaakad song is all about women empowerment, and Dangal the film is dedicated to women wrestlers, being the story of how wrestler Mahavir Phogat groomed his daughters and niece to take up wrestling and made them sports stars of the international level. Aamir Khan will be unveiling the Dhaakad song rap version at an event organised by Zee Entertainment on December 17. The special function by Zee to acknowledge the role of women in Hindi cinema will be hosted by Shah Rukh Khan! So obviously, it is at this event that Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan will share the stage. Aamir Khan told DNA, “I felt the song was apt for the occasion. I have sung that song and we have shot it especially for that event and not as part of the Dangal OST. I really enjoyed Dhaakad and will be singing it in its entirety.” Wow! We are looking forward to this one!
Aap Ki Adalat 21st anniversary episode
In December 2014, when Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were still sparring and met only at Baba Siddique’s party where they hugged each other, the two Khans along with Aamir Khan came on stage for the Aap Ki Adalat 21st anniversary special episode! This was an outdoor event like a film awards show, and India TV Editor Rajat Sharma had Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman Khan fooling around on stage and taking his case at the Adalat, for a change! But it was Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan who did most of the masti, with Aamir Khan choosing to quickly step away when it got too much for his liking. Is it because Aamir isn’t mischievous enough or is it because Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were present in the audience?
Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan unite against multiplex owners
Now this was truly special. Way back in 2009, when Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan weren’t so pally as they are now, the two shared the stage at a very important press conference of major Bollywood producers and distributors. Anything for business, and Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan came together on stage to stand against multiplex owners and their high ticket pricing. At the announcement, film producers like Yash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Mukesh Bhatt, Karan Johar, as also Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan demanded a 50:50 revenue sharing ratio with multiplex owners. It was Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan who went up on stage and pitched their demands to multiplex owners who weren’t agreeing to change the ratio from 40-48 percent to 50. It was heartening to see Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan unite for the film industry.
For now, watch the original Dangal song Dhaakad here and also the training video of the Dangal actresses Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanaya Malhotra! ALSO READ: Now Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira terms him ‘Haanikarak Bapu’
Watch this space for the Dangal song Dhaakad – Aamir Khan version!