Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan says he is happy for Salman Khan after the Bombay High Court acquitted him in the 2002 hit-and-run-case. Salman was acquitted of all the charges on Thursday, after the court held that the prosecution had failed to prove its case.
“I haven’t spoken to him… But on a very personal level, without getting into anything bigger or generic, he is my friend, my colleague, we have known each other for years so if something good happens to him, we all feel happy,” Shah Rukh told reporters.
The actor, who will visit the sets of Salman’s hit show Bigg Boss 9 this weekend to promote his upcoming film Dilwale, said he might go and visit Salman soon. “I am glad… In whichever way the judgement has gone it’s positive for him. So we feel happy. But I haven’t spoken to him yet. May be if I get time I’ll go meet him,” he added.
The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star will celebrate his 50th birthday on December 27.
Speaking about his experience while shooting for the promo video of Bigg Boss 9, Shah Rukh said the experience of shooting the promo was fun. “More than reprising the Karan Arjun feel, it’s just nice always to be with Salman. We share a lot of personal moments together but we were shooting after a long time. We were together for three-four hours and talked more than shooting the promo, which we did in one, one and a half hours,” Shah Rukh told reporters.
Humming a few lines of the title song from Karan Arjun, SRK described his friendship with Salman, “It was fun to be with him. As he (Salman) says, I don’t want to make it melodramatic and emotional, ‘Ye bandhan toh pyaar ka…’ It was good to be with him,” he added.
The actor was speaking at The Shah Rukh Khan Film Festival organised by PVR which will showcase his iconic films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayege, Chak De India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Jab Tak Hai Jaan from December 11-17. His upcoming romantic-drama Dilwale is scheduled to release on December 18.