Hrithik Roshan, who has been holidaying out of the country with his sons, returned to Mumbai on Sunday. And the first thing on his to-do list of pending assignments back home is to watch Salman Khan’s new blockbuster. Salman, who has been especially fond of Hrithik from even before the latter made his debut as an actor, is arranging a special screening of Sultan for Hrithik.
Says Hrithik excitedly, “I can’t wait to see Sultan. Although I’ve been out of the country, I’ve been on the phone with Salman about Sultan ever since we met in Madrid for an awards function. I missed the Sultan‘s screening that he had for his friends before release. But, he promised me my own screening the minute I return to India.”
Hrithik and Salman go back a long way. Hrithik served as an assistant when Salman was directed by Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan in Karan Arjun. When Hrithik decided to become an actor, Salman personally trained him to get physically fit and clicked Hrithik’s pictures which he circulated among his close filmmaker-friends.
It was therefore very disturbing to Hrithik when lately after an international awards function in Madrid, reports of a rift with Salman floated in to the Indian media.
Apparently, Hrithik needed a female dancer for his performance in Madrid and, according to the reports, when Salman suggested the name of his friend Daisy Shah to partner Hrithik on stage, Hrithik turned down the offer. This, suggest reports, incensed Salman to no end.
Hrithik is horrified exasperated annoyed and amused by these reports. “Is this what is being written while I was away? It’s pure nonsense! Like I said, Salman and I are in touch constantly.”