MUMBAI: Has Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan put the past behind and are now friends?
Well, if reports from a Christmas-eve party are any indications, the two could be seen engrossed in a deep conversation like two good pals.
According to Mumbai Mirror, this happened at the party by industrialist Sunny Dewan and his glamorous wife Anu at their Bandra residence.
The paper said the Dewans were celebrating after four long years, and they pulled out all the stops. Right from newly weds Riteish and Genelia and new parents Akshay and Twinkle to the dashing singles Ranbir Kapoor, Sikander Kher and Angad Bedi, the party was buzzing with plenty of happy energy.
But what turned out to be a showstopper in the truest sense, was the palpable camaraderie between Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan, the paper said. Late into the party, when most of the guests were glowing happily (thanks to the free flowing alcohol and continental spread), Abhishek and Salman `officially’ put an end to all the tension between, some real and others perceived.
Quoting several eye-witnesses, Mumbai Mirror said the two men retreated into a quiet corner and had a hearty chat over a couple of drinks. Though this was not the first time they exchanged cordiality, this bonding in public was an eye-popper.
It all happened in the presence of Aishwarya.
“Salman came in around 2.30 am, much after his best friend Sajid Nadiadwala had left the venue. In a flash, he put an arm around Abhishek and the two walked into a corner to chat,’’ the paper quoted an eyewitness as saying.
So drawn were the men into the conversation, that no one dared to interrupt them. Not even Aishwarya, who maintained a dignified distance from both her former boyfriend and her husband all the time.
That was not all. Salman, who has been shining brighter than a thousand suns, thanks to his run of luck at the box office, even exchanged cordiality with Gauri Khan who had arrived solo.