Friendship with SRK just cannot die: Karan Johar
The filmmaker writes Shah Rukh and he may have their "ups and downs" but the superstar will always be a family to him.
In the book which has already created fire in Bollywood industry, Karan Johar is giving out background stories to all the rumours from years back. In his autobiography "An Unsuitable Boy" Karan writes that there was "a distance" between him and Shah Rukh Khan in recent years, but a friendship so strong "just cannot die."
"When two people are so close. When they have done six feature films together and then haven't worked together on the set for a while there is bound to be a gap. That is the way the industry is," Karan writes in chapter titled "Shah Rukh Khan" in his book. Karan writes he should not have gone on record to say that he will only work with Shah Rukh as he could not live up to his promise.
"Shah Rukh is a very possessive person. He is a possessive friend. I think I may have hurt him when I made a film without him. And I think I got hurt because when I did, I felt he didn't give me that paternal or fraternal feeling that I had from him otherwise. I think we were two hurt friends for no reason." He writes that they both are aware of the fact that people are "envious" of their friendship which is why they never had a "blowout".
"There was a simmering silent, respectable distance between us. But, there is also an equal amount of love an affection we have for each other. That's never going to go. "...He can ask me for anything and I will do it... There is a big layer of love and respect still, and no one can come in the way of that." Talking about how they finally bridge the "distance" Karan writes "I'm kind of back in Shah Rukh's life in a way. When the origin of the friendship is so strong, it just cannot die. I've not allowed to either, and neither has he. It happened organically."