Scandal Flashback: The Ajay Devgn Shah Rukh Khan Face Off
Rumour has it that Ajay wasn’t exactly pleased that people were raving about Shah Rukh and his girlfriend. However, Kajol was too much in love with Ajay to realise what was happening. Despite her rapport with Shah Rukh, Kajol chose to stick with Ajay through his bad phase (when his films weren’t doing too well). “People were talking less about Kajol’s relationship with Ajay and more about her friendship with SRK,” says an insider.
“All this took a toll on Ajay who felt sidelined. He allegedly couldn’t handle the pressure of everyone talking about the chemistry his competitor shared with the woman he was dating. He allegedly told her that she would have to stop working with Shah Rukh.” On his part, Shah Rukh maintained what he had said earlier: that Kajol was more like his sister which is why they were so comfortable with each other. There was not even a whiff of an affair between them yet sources say Ajay wasn’t pleased. KAJOL, WHO WAS MADLY in love with Ajay consented to his demand and refused some films with Shah Rukh. Filmmaker duo Abbas-Mustan had approached Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol for a movie. Shah Rukh Khan told the media, “There’s this film by Abbas-Mustan in which I’d want Kajol to star opposite me. But she says she has no dates till September. If that doesn’t happen, we won’t be able to work with each other at least for the entire year.” Was the unavailability of dates an excuse? Was Kajol trying to keep the promise that she had made to Ajay?
Kajol’s mother Tanuja
? Once at a party, the media gathered around Kajol’s mother Tanuja and asked her about Kajol’s decision. The senior actress shot back, “What rubbish! My daughter is old enough to know what she’s doing. Go, ask her, I am here to attend a party.” It was heard that Tanuja later gave Kajol a piece of her mind and advised her daughter not to take such ridiculous decisions, if she had indeed done so! Years passed and Kajol almost withdrew from the film industry. Around 2006, a similar situation arose when she chose Yash Raj’s Fanaa over good friends Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan’s Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Once again the question arose: was she deliberately avoiding films with SRK?
Ajay and kajol
Ajay and Shah Rukh avoided each other even more. But of late, it appears that the tension has thawed. During the surrogacy controversy that Shah Rukh and Gauri faced last year Ajay called the couple. He apparently first reached out to Gauri and spent some time chatting with her, and then spoke to Shah Rukh and offered him his support. Recently, Shah Rukh returned the gesture and met Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty and Kareena Kapoor Khan on the sets of Singham Returns. They even exchanged a hug. Finally, the actors have decided to let bygones be bygones and even if they aren’t the best of friends, at least, there is no animosity.