While Aamir Khan is seen at various events these days, he has been avoiding parties of close friends ever since the SRK-Salman fight at Katrina Kaif's birthday party at Olive on July 16. "Aamir is playing a wait- and-watch game as both Salman and Shahrukh are his friends. Aamir feels the fight was a childish thing and he wants them to patch up. He has been bonding openly with Salman and avoiding Shahrukh at parties. Ritesh Sidhwani's birthday party was the third one he skipped in the last two weeks.
First, he made Rani Mukherjee postpone her house-warming bash at her Juhu bungalow from August 9 to 12 as he was shooting for an ad. But he did not attend Rani's party as he had to attend the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial in Chennai." After Rani's party, Aamir also skipped Saif Ali Khan's birthday at Four Seasons in Worli organised by Kareena Kapoor. Adds the source, "Aamir conveniently stayed out of the country that week. Saif's party was attended by Shahrukh. Aamir stayed away to avoid any awkwardness at both Rani and Saif's parties as he knew SRK would be present ."
But finally, Aamir couldn't avoid parties any more. Says the source, "At Ritesh's party last week, he came but only to pick up wife Kiran and didn't even step in to wish Ritesh." It is learnt that Aamir doesn't want to give Salman the impression that he is pally with SRK especially in the current situation when Salman has given an ultimatum to his friends and family that those who want to be friends with Shahrukh can keep away from him. Aamir wants to show that he's on Sallu's side as he's keen to make films with him for his production house most notably, Raj Kumar Santoshi's sequel to Andaz Apna Apna.
However a source close to Aamir maintains that the actor's distancing himself from parties is not because of Shahrukh but because he got a rude shock when the two Khans fought. "Aamir was heard telling people that he attended a party (Katrina's birthday) after 14 years and ended up being a victim of a huge fight so he's had enough of it. Both Salman and SRK are his friends and he wants them to remain that way without taking sides."