Indeed, many of Bollywood's leading stars, like Salman Khan, Suniel Shetty, Ajay Devgan and Hrithik Roshan, are pursuing the same track, with varying degrees of success. Shah Rukh is now investing his time and money in acquiring the one asset that can ensure his success in the days ahead as a filmmaker - goodwill of the industry - The kind of goodwill that Raj Kapoor enjoyed.
Earlier this week on Monday, Shah Rukh summoned a surprise meeting of all Red Chillies employees who had worked on Om Shanti Om. In an unprecedented move he handed out bonus checks to each one of them to acknowledge their contribution to the success of the biggest grosser of all times.
Shah Rukh is also making a concerted effort to mend his relations with other stars and one family that he really wants back as friends is none other than mighty Bachchans. The two actors, who were recently at loggerheads with each other, seem to be making a serious effort to patch up their differences.
Recently Big B was pleasantly surprised when Shah Rukh Khan dropped in on the sets of Aladdin to meet him. SRK walked into the sets while Amitabh was shooting with Ritesh Deshmukh and Sahil Khan. The shoot was on at Mehboob Studios and SRK is believed to have walked up to where the Big B was standing with his other co-stars. After a brief greeting, he settled down for a chat with the Big B. It seems that SRK dropped in to see Amitabh only because he had heard about his fractured hand. He asked him about his injured arm and is even believed to have congratulated him on winning his court case, after which the two sat down for a long chat.
SRK's gesture will definitely go a long way in thawing the cold relationship existing between two of Bollywood's most famous and powerful icons. The friction between them is believed to have caused enough grief to Ravi Chopra during the making of Bhootnath, which stars both of them. It is believed to have taken ages for the two of them to give dates for their scenes together.
The professional rivalry between King Khan and Abhishek is also fast turning into bonhomie. Shah Rukh and wife Gauri recently bonded well with Abhishek Bachchan and wife Aishwarya Rai at
Ritesh Deshmukh's birthday party. The two couples spent almost the entire evening talking to each other.