Must read interview: SRK slams Aamir Khan

No matter how many times SRK and Aamir say they are ‘good friends’, rivalry between the two always existed. SRK is undoubtedly a more popular star, but Aamir over the years has maintained consistency when it comes to quality of his films, due to which his popularity and fan following has grown tremendously.

Last December, the two clashed and although SRK’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi did good business, Aamir Khan’s Ghajini completely outshined the SRK film with record collections! And since, the animosity between the two stars has only increased. Is SRK jealous of Aamir’s success? Or is Aamir trying to use SRK’s name for more publicity? Are SRK and Aamir going the SRK – Salman way??

Here in this interview with Tushar Joshi of Mid Day, SRK talks about Aamir Khan, Ghajini and more! Its a must read!

Aamir said you don’t market your films well, you only do PR, so have tried to do things differently with Billu?

Shahrukh Khan: Why is there an assumption that I would listen to what Aamir Khan thinks about me? In his mind, a lot of things he has done are right for him. But obviously, it’s not the universal truth. So with due respect to his wonderful mind, I don’t accept it. I do what’s right for my film. I think every film has its own breathing space, it’s own way of working and I think Billu only has this much space in that I’ve done what was needed for it.

Why do you think he feels that way about your marketing skills?

SRK : I think the case with Aamir is woh kehte hain na, naya-naya musalman hota hai? Toh woh naya-naya producer bana hai. Aamir, the producer, has a lot to do. He’s produced one film (Lagaan) and a couple others that too in partnerships with people. We’ve been producing for a long time and we have discovered what is right and what is wrong. There is a certain public awareness you need to create for a film, depending on the film itself. It can’t be ke mein Billu Barber hoon toh logon ke baal katna shuru karoon ya chadd jaoon unke sir pe. I think Ghajini was marketed very well. Actually, as much as Aamir knows the difference between marketing and PR, I don’t know the difference. I am still the old-fashioned guy who thinks PR is a dirty word, and maybe so does Aamir, that’s why he said it. But the fact that I speak to people I have known over the years is because of a personal relationship rather than a professional need, which makes people like me a little more.

Aamir said you’ve been talking about yourself for the last 20 years and have always pleased the media. Did you read about that?

SRK: Mein shehar mein toh tha nahin, toh jab sher jungle se baahar jaata hain to bahut log bahut kuch bolte aur karte hain. Sometimes I feel thoda zyada bol diya usne, but I don’t hold it against him. I really don’t live my life analysing anyone else’s motives or remarks or decisions. I’ve always said am like a horse with blinkers on. You can market a film very well but it may tank, it happened with Asoka. I think Paheli was beautifully done. I went to the Oscars and did my thing, no one else has done this apparently; and I am taking the word of publicists there. I don’t analyse Aamir at all. I don’t have the time for it. I think I prey on his mind, but then I prey on everybody’s mind, it’s okay.

Did you think of calling him to clear matters?

SRK: No, I don’t call him up. In fact, I don’t call up anyone. He didn’t call me up to say this, did he? It doesn’t affect me. But I told him when he spoke about the dog reference that my children didn’t like it. So he came home and said sort of a sorry to my kids. He very sweetly told them, “I love your dad, he’s my friend and I didn’t realise it…” But he didn’t convince my kids. They really liked him, now they don’t. Though I keep telling them, ‘usko bhi pasand karlo yaar, koi baat nahin.’ When I meet him I’ll tell him those are two fans he has lost for sure. I had a lot of jokes about the dog bit, but my wife told me not to tell them. My wife has told me for the last 24 years, ‘nobody understands your sense of humour. So just shut up, keep it to yourself.’

Are you avoiding the Filmfare awards because of the backlash you received last year?

SRK: I had decided last year itself that I would not do it. I mean, why waste your money on me when I can’t come and entertain people by being funny. Might as well get someone else. I had always assumed that you can always joke about your friends, but I think I had assumed wrong. I’ve also realised that people aren’t that easy about success and failure as I am. Maybe I am that easy because I’ve seen a lot of positive sides. By God’s grace, I have become used to success so much that I also take failure in my stride.

Did you and Bhushan Kumar of T-Series have disagreements on how to promote Billu?

SRK: We’ve had a long association with T-Series for about nine years now, right from Chalte Chalte. Normally, people who associate with me for such a long time understand where I am coming from. We have a good equation, but yes, there are things we don’t agree on. Bhushan understands the music is part of the film, so I know where he is going to do what, but I give him a lecture every two months and reprimand him, and I can do that as he is younger than me. However, the fact that the songs are doing well is because of him, he chose the right songs, he believed that the Deepika song Love Mera Hit Hit Soniye would do well. I can never have had a serious fight with him. I will continue to reprimand him anyway.

Will you be doing the next season of KBC?

SRK: Yes, I would love to do it. They have my dates. I don’t know about the details yet, but it’s a show I enjoyed being a part of. I will be meeting with them very soon to work out the formalities.

Is SRK jealous of Aamir’s success? Or is Aamir trying to use SRK’s name for more publicity? Are SRK and Aamir going the SRK – Salman way?? Dont forget to leave your comments below!

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35 Comments

  • Q – Is SRK jealous of Aamir’s success? Or is Aamir trying to use SRK’s name for more publicity? Are SRK and Aamir going the SRK – Salman way??
    A – Surely SRK is jealous of Aamir success, coz what SRK have got in so many years, Aamir have got in just 3-4 Films.

    SRK saying – “I had always assumed that you can always joke about your friends”, so why the hell he & his kids feel angry when aamir passed a Joke on him.
    In Filmfare or any awards function, a group including Farah Khan, Sajjid Khan, SRK, Karan Johar. They always love to pass funny comments and Jokes on other directors movies and make audience laugh. Why they never bring the lopeholes of their own films and pass funny comments and jokes on it.

    SRK says “jab sher jungle se baahar jaata hain to bahut log bahut kuch bolte aur karte hain” & “I’ve always said am like a horse” – The guy who himself counts as a animal always, so what aamir did wrong if he passed comment with Dog reference.

    I feel for god sake SRK stop doing fake acting in life and in movies, we are tired of it..We cant bear this Old Guy anymore.




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  • Please, say only about yourself. Who’s tired of SRK else? Nobody has so much fans from all the world. And Aamir must take care with the words. He risks to poison himself his own envy and spite.




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  • We don’t need to read this interview and what Shahrukh said.. Aamir is a Vergo.. vergo people are very jealous of other people’s success… and what Aamir said about Shahrukh in the past, and using Shahrukh’s name for his (dog) saying: Shahrukh is now licking my thumb.. that’s enough for me to say who Aamir Khan is! He said this and (never) considered Shahrukh’s feeling or what people would say or think!! Do u all think that Shahrukh is a guy who would ever say this about his friends? Never, and that couldn’t be considered as a joke, that’s the jealousy in Aamir’s heart which made him say that to satisfy his pride and feel happy that he’s better than Shahrukh!!




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  • I totally agree with AJ’s comments. SRK completely contradicted himself in his own statements. I think he should listento his wife more & just shut up at interviews. The more he talks the more he gives away. By the way Iam a big fan of SRK movies so I hate to see him ruin himself. Also, i noticed a strange sense of arrogance in the tone of his interview. By the way I have never heard the saying SRK referred to ( naya naya musalman bana hai). Even if there is such a saying its totally out of context, he should have used some other saying instead to make his point.




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  • srk is too arogant n is full of attitude, he takes audience 4 granted…. srk only want publicity nothin else…… he’s totally jealous of sallu bhai n amir bhai…… he’s in afraid of losin the title of KING KHAN…. AMIR is mixture of AKSHAY, SRK….. he can do gr8 comedy n action films like AKSHAY, ROMANCE srk…… n smhw he’s comin in category of sallu bhai tooo…. bt they r bst frnds….. n m an ANTI SRK… he sucks/….~~~~~~~~………




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  • SRK cant think beyond Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Adi and these folks makes him happy and arrogant by making a certain style of films which suits his acting style.

    Aamir on the other hand can be as versatile as you can get. TZP and Ghajini are poles apart, made by poles apart people and still both the films are monstrous hits.

    SRK can crack smart one liners dripping with arrogant but the fact of the matter is that Aamir has got a more analytical mind, he is down to earth and very very smart person.




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  • I’m stepping out of SRKs comments altogether and just observing the way the questioning is really pushing for drama and division.
    As any 2 human beings these 2 will have different perspectives and disagree on some things but why try and force it to sinister competitiveness and make World War III out of it. T
    hey are both fine actors that offer a huge amount to their audience. Beyond that they don’t have to agree with each other on everything or even like everything the other does. Do you approve of and like everything your friends and acquaintances do even though you are fond of them.
    This sounds like the a push for a beat-up that the general energy feeds on. Lets not get hooked into this ‘information’ as ‘truth’ so much as symptoms of feeding frenzy by interviewers after something that sells and keeps people focused on them. Would people be drawn to the story if it was about something more positive like them being great friends who loved their kids? Probably not!




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  • I hate this kind of buzz all around….

    Its shocking to see biting one another just for the sake of fame…

    to only Lyn,
    u r really a mature reader who understands what a celebrity is n its clear by ur comment. Thanks that, at least one reader is sensible enough to justify the real meaning of an interview. U said everything that I wished to say. Keep it up!




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  • Sarifaz: Aamir is a good actor yes, but not very smart as u think, as it took him a long time to be a very successful actor.. he couldn’t achieve his success in a short period of time.. took him almost 20 years, stared in Qyamat se Qyamat Tak and he was only 17 years old.. and now he is around 40, unlike Shahrukh who started few movies and became the king of bollywood.. a hit after a hit, and so far he’s the king and Aamir can’t step into his shoes, Shahrukh is more popular globally and more loveable as a humen being and got a stronger charisma.

    Moreover, I’ve never heard that shahrukh’s movies are inspirecd from hollywood or any other languages, might be some of his old movies.. I don’t know, but Aamir does it, his Ghajini is a remake of a tamil movie & a telgu.. whatever.. and now he’s planning to do the remake of hollywood movie: Forrest Gump for Tom Hanks.




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  • SRK is a darling and Aamir Khan has simply gone mad. He’s so jealous of SRK that he can’t resist himself from saying all such down market comments on him.




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  • hey people.

    aamir khan has given the biggest blockbuster in indian cinema ‘ghajini’. aamir khan broke all shah rukh khan films records. so, sure shah rukh khan is jealous of aamir.

    similarly aamir khan is a bit peeed off and probably jealous of shah rukh, because shah rukh is considered no.1, and aamir does not think so.

    so, jealousy exists between both. this can only be good for us audience, because they will try to outdo each other and make bigger and better films.




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  • srk can never come near aamir when it comes to acting.He is stereo typed and the only good movies he has done are swades and chak de where he adds credibility to his performances.he has farah khan and karan johar to support him. So whats the big deal.




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  • @AJ and Rahul
    MR AJ, “Surely SRK is jealous of Aamir success, coz what SRK have got in so many years, Aamir have got in just 3-4 Films.” wt a joke, u mean to say, Amir just acted in 3-4 movies, lolz..for ur info, Amir came in bollywood 3yrs before SRK…. keep ur facts rit..

    and Mr. AJ, joking doesnt mean abusing, cause DOG is considered to be an abusive word, tell me anythng SRK had ever said lik dat…

    one more thng, su r saying that SRK doenst make fun of his films, go & see Om SHanti Om, where he made a joke on himself…

    @ ROSHNI & @ Sarifaz
    SRK supports FARAH & KARAN or ADI and not vice versa, coz, SRK made films wid diffretn directors but they stiill have to make movies wid different actors, SRK made popular both of them and not vice versa, coz, ven they came in movies, he was already a KING….

    its reallly funny, y its allways fight lik SRK Vs All
    venever any actor gave 2-3 hits, as we saw earlier, Hritik, AKshay Kumar, Amir Khan etc , all started teling, SRK gone, it clearly shows who is the baadshah of bolllywood…. hahhaha




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  • Arey yaar SRK filmfare mein dusroo ke uppar itne comments kiye…….lekein he can’t take one comment said against him……..SRK is surely a great actor but arrogant and jealous




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  • in what way did shah rukh khan ‘slam’ amir khan ? did they wrestle each other and shah rukh khan body ‘slammed’ amir khan ? if not, what way. i would like to know. chuckles.

    oh, and CARAMEL. why is your name caramel ? is there a reason for that ?is that your real name ? are you a man or a woman ?




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  • Spiderman: well I called myself “caramel” coz I was eating a cake when I decided to subscribe in this website, it was a caramel cake.. so I got the idea.. to call myself as caramel. My real name is Basma.




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  • CHOSEN ONE – why is your name chosen one ? what is the reason for that name ? are you a man or a woman ? what is your real name ? why should you be ‘chosen’ over everyone else ? chuckles.




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  • @SPIDERMAN –

    well, r u really a spideman or just a man??? and if u r not a spiderman then y u call urself a spiderman, answer me this firsst. chuckles




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  • i really am spiderman. not a fake but the real spiderman. iam spiderman himself. thats my answer to your question. now answer my questions.




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