On Sunday, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan clashed once again, albeit at different venues. Sunday was the day of the Khans. While Shahrukh Khan wooed the young, and the young at heart, at a Father’s Day event at a city mall, Salman unveiled the first trailer of his upcoming film, Kick, at a suburban theatre.What was interesting is that both the events were timed just half an hour apart, splitting up the fans and dividing the media turnout, since both were open to the public. Sallu’s event started with a bang with over 500 fans outside Bandra’s Gaiety theatre setting up an ear-splitting roar in anticipation of bhai’s entry, both on screen and off it. Around the same time, SRK was dancing to the tunes Chammak Challo and Lungi Dance with kids, in far-flung Ghatkopar. The invites for the SRK event had gone out on Wednesday, June 13 while the invite for the Kick event arrived only late on Saturday.
When asked whether he had planned his event to coincide with SRK’s, Sallu quipped, “Planning aur main?” and thwarted further questioning by breaking into a jig. Meanwhile SRK refused to comment on the subject. This is not the first time the two stars have clashed on the social calendar. Two years ago, an event to announce Salman Khan as the brand ambassador of a travel portal was postponed by a couple of hours so that Salman took the stage at exactly the time that SRK was supposed to arrive at an event, a few kilometres away. That time too he had refused to entertain any questions on the `timely’ coincidence.