Salman Khan is one of the rare candid super stars we have in Bollywood. He doesn’t care to be politically correct all the time neither does he bother to praise or be diplomatic about other stars. But there is one exception – the one and only Ranveer Singh. At a public event recently, Salman Khan shouted out Ranveer Singh’s name alongside that of Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and ahem Salman himself as the stars most copied by newcomers.
While the veracity of the above statement is debatable (do Varun Dhawan or Ranbir Kapoor copy any of the above? Or are they not copied enough by fans and newcomers?) What can be said most confidently about the above selection of superstars by the ultimate superstar, is that Ranveer Singh’s inclusion in the list was no coincidence. On the contrary, it was a sign of Salman’s thawing and moving towards a rapprochement with Deepika Padukone.
For some baffling reason Salman and Deepika have been warring albeit subtly for years, refusing to work together. There have been attempts to bring them on screen and many a time, Deepika herself had evinced interest in working with Salman, but strangely that never happened. Probably it was because Salman thinks Deepika shares a close bonding with Shah Rukh Khan. Of course, now Shah Rukh and Salman are great friends and that aspect is unlikely to have caused any issue between the actress and him.
The equation between Salman and Deepika is about to change. And the one bringing about that change is a mutual friend Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is close to both the stars and would like nothing better than to see them come together. Will that finally result in a movie? Who knows? Watch this space for further developments.