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Salman and I are too busy to do a film together: SRK

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has ruled out the possibility of reuniting with Salman Khan on the silver screen again as he feels both the actors have a busy work schedule.

Shah Rukh, who will be making his debut appearance on Salman-hosted “Bigg Boss” this weekend to promote “Dilwale”, said they have no plans of working together in near future.

“There is no such plan of working in a film together. If you just look at our calendars, our spaces are full. Personally, my calendar is full. I am sure Salman is also busy. He is shooting for ‘Sultan’ right now and he told me about his another film,” Shah Rukh told PTI.

The actors, who are back to being friends after a period of enmity, first worked together in the Rakesh Roshan-directed revenge drama “Karan Arjun” followed by love story “Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam”. Salman also had a guest role in “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”.

Asked whether it would be too expensive to cast them together in a film considering they are the highest paid actors of Bollywood, Shah Rukh quipped, “I am cheap and sweet. I don’t know about Salman’s salary.”

The actor, 50, is looking forward to the release of “Dilwale”, which will see him reuniting with friend Kajol after a gap of five years.

Kajol had recently said that SRK and her husband Ajay Devgn are not friends despite she being the common link between them but Shah Rukh disagreed with her.

“We don’t sit down and chat. Ajay is a quiet guy and so am I in real life. I may come out as more talkative in public. We are friends. If I have any issue, I can pick up the phone at 3am and call Ajay and tell him ‘Listen, I need Kajol to come and do this for me’ and he will drive her.

“We are such kind of friends. It happens because we have space. We are married and have kids and somewhere we have parallel life.
Shah Rukh said despite what people perceive about him and Ajay, the two actors are always there for each other in the time of crisis.

“When Kajol lost her dad, I was driving down to airport and Ajay called me and said ‘Listen, you are the first guy I am calling because you are a friend. Come here and be with Kajol. Bring Karan (Johar) along’. It was not because we were the only ones he could take support from… It is because we all are friends. We are very different people.”

Shah Rukh feels he and Kajol, who have been friends for the longest time and are counted among the most successful onscreen pairs in Bollywood, click together because they have immense respect for each other’s work.

“The first bond which gets created when you start working with co-stars is through respect. The second part is dignity for each other’s work and lifestyle. And third part is not being nosy. You have to give space and it is most important,” he said.

“Dilwale”, directed by Rohit Shetty, also stars Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Johnny Lever among others in prominent roles. The film releases tomorrow.

Shah Rukh was offered the film when he was shooting for a Yash Raj project and was bowled over by the film’s title.

“The film’s title was Rohit’s idea. It was always planned to be that because the whole film is about how you have to have a larger heart to forgive and move on in life. It comes very subtly and it’s a commercial film. He had Dilwale title always in the mind.