Salman Khan has guided and supported several newbies who went on to become extremely successful Bollywood stars. In fact, green heart heartthrob Hrithik Roshan also went to Sallu Bhai for bodybuilding tips before he stepped into the industry.
Hrithik made his debut in 2000 with the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. The movie was a massive hit and Hrithik became one of the most sought after actors in the industry overnight.
Hrithik and Salman shared a good rapport. However, things changed after the latter used some very harsh words to criticize one of Hrithik starrer Guzaarish (2010). Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Hrithik and Aishwarya Rai starrer Guzaarish failed to leave its mark on the silver screen.
According to the reports, speaking about the film’s poor box office collection, Salman had said “Arre, usme toh makhi udd rahi thi, lekin koi machhar bhi nahi gaya dekhne. Arre, koi kutta bhi nahin gaya (There was a fly buzzing around in the film but not even a mosquito went to watch it. Not even a dog went to watch it).”
Shortly after Salman’s comment came out, Hrithik Roshan and (ex) wife Sussanne Khan came on Koffee With Karan. In the episode (which aired back in 2011), Hrithik said it seems that Salman has a ‘persecution complex.’
During the Rapid Fire round, host Karan Johar asked Hrithik what he would take away from Salman Khan had he been a real-life superhero. To this Hrithik replied, “You know, everyone loves him but he feels everyone is conspiring against him, so I think there is a ‘victim syndrome’ which I will take away.”
Next, Hrithik was asked what he would do if he woke up as Salman. To this, he said, “Hold a press conference and announce how much I love Hrithik Roshan.”
During an interview with The Times of India, Roshan said “I’ve always known Salman to be a good man, someone I’ve looked up to and admired and still do. He’s always been a hero and always will be. But yes, it’s not heroic to laugh or make fun of a filmmaker just because his box office collections are not up there with yours.”
He further added, “In my opinion, a hero never gloats. When you are super successful, it should in fact make you more gracious and loving.”
However, the two seemed to have left all this behind and are on good terms with each other.
It’s great that the two sorted their differences. All’s well that ends well!