“Aamir and Salman are senior actors”

Mumbai: They may not be allies any longer, but ‘KingKhan’ has a soft corner for the supremacy of the ‘Bodyguard’ of Bollywood.

Shah Rukh was his loquacious best while replying to a query on what he felt about the “phenomenon that is now the new Brand Salman Khan”, at the ‘Express Adda’ event, hosted by a Indian newspaper, here.

“These are my senior actors. They were working in films for about four years before I came, Aamir and Salman. Everybody keeps talking about us, the triumvirate,” SRK said.

“We were as friendly as could be. And at times very close, I believe. Aamir, myself and Salman, we shared some really good moments. We used to go for drives and stuff like that. Sometimes you realize that a lot of proximity, closeness brings about, you know, too much familiarity and we step on each other’s toes.”

Shah Rukh said, “To me, any star who does well, is fantastic. Audiences love the way Salman dances. I can’t do that. It does not mean I can deride it. I have seen ‘Dabangg’ and I think it is a fantastic film”. He added, “To be reigning for 24 years as a movie star is a great achievement. I wish, when I grow up, I will also become a great star like one of these boys.”

He concluded that, “I have a huge amount of appreciation for anyone who has achieved any kind of stardom. When it comes to someone like an Aamir Khan or a Salman Khan or even the younger boys, I think you have to sit back and say, wow, it is very cool and just appreciate it.”