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Big B, SRK exchange gifts

By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Friday, August 03, 2007
The Big B and SRK seem to be in the mood for a patch up, if the gifts they've been sending each other are any indication. Another secret that too many people don't know is that AB is also part of Khan's home production Om Shanti Om. Could it be that the cold war between Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan is finally ebbing? Apparently, the thawing process has begun as the two actors have been sending each other expensive gifts over the last few months.

Recently, Shah Rukh was shooting for Om Shanti Om in Film City when the Big B dropped by the sets and chatted with him and director Farah Khan for 45 minutes (he had been shooting nearby). Then, before leaving for London for his appointment with Madame Tussaud's wax museum, SRK gifted Bachchan an expensive computer game that he spoke to this writer about in a recent interview.

He said, "I don't know much about computer games, but Shah Rukh has gifted me one. I don't know how to play it, but when I took it home my six-year old grandson Agastya knew how to play it within a few seconds!" he said then. It was now Bachchan's turn to return the favour, and he did so by sending SRK a Dolce&Gabbana jacket with a note that said, "Let bygones be bygones."

Big B, who is currently in Hyderabad shooting for Ram Gopal Varma's film Sarkar Raj, admits, "Shah Rukh gave me a white Dolce&Gabbana leather jacket. I gave him a D&G jacket too as a return gesture along with a pen. But I never said, 'Let bygones be bygones'. That would imply we have differences, when, in fact, we do not."

The Big B is also rumoured to be making a special appearance in SRK's home production, Om Shanti Om, but Bachchan says, "We were all going to the Filmfare Awards function this year when Farah asked me to say a few words into the camera for her film, which I did. I don't know if that can be termed as a guest appearance."

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