We spoke to our source who was present at the meeting and he said that it was all to discuss the current strike in Bollywood and nothing else,
“Both Shahrukh and Aamir are producers in their own right. Karan Johar decided to call a meeting of all young producers like Aamir, Shahrukh, Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar. Both Saif and Akshay were not in town, so Aamir and Shahrukh were called."
Further our source adds, "The reason why the meeting was called is because Karan planned to address the media. He then thought of including Shahrukh and Aamir as well and so the three met at Karan"s home. The topic was the current strike in Bollywood and what they could do to help and resolve the argument between the Producers" Association and the multiplexes. Both Shahrukh and Aamir have a good relationship with most multiplexes and hence Karan felt that if the two tried to intervene then it would just work for the greater good of the industry."
He continues, “Both Aamir and Shahrukh are professional. They will never let their personal differences come in the way of their work. Also with the IPL round the corner, Shahrukh will get busy with that too and so he wanted to address the media about his stand on the situation before he leaves for South Africa. Till date he hasn"t openly addressed the public about his stand on the situation and they have just united for this only," says the source.
The argument between the multiplexes, producers and directors is still on and there seems no end in sight. Last evening actor-director-producer Aamir Khan along with his Bollywood colleagues including Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar, Yash Chopra, Ronnie Screwwala addressed the media about the ongoing strike. Speaking at the press conference he talked in detail about the multiplex vs. producers and distributors issue. He also explained why a fifty percent sharing makes sense and why the industry should be united at this troubled time.
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