On Thursday night, when thefilm fraternity was either at Shabina Khan's residence or at Ketnav theatre towatch Akshay Kumar's latest release “Rowdy Rathore”, there was avery special, private screening being held at Mannat.
TOI has learnt that Akshay and wife Twinkle were special guests of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri, as the two couples spent anevening of great bonhomie watching “Rowdy Rathore”.
Readers may recall, at a recent IPL match Askhay and SRK had chatted brieflyand later partied together at Prabhu Dheva's house. The obvious camaraderie thetwo actors have been sharing of late has led industry watchers to believe, thatthis could well be the beginning of a new friendship in B-town.
Though they were never really competitors, Akshay and SRK were not the best ofpals either. In fact, after Shah Rukh's close friend Farah Khan decided to castAkshay in her project Tees Maar Khan, the two actors were pitted as rivals bythe media. According to a source close to the families, their significantothers - Gauri and Twinkle respectively, have been instrumental in breaking theice.
" Gauri Khan, Twinkle Khanna and Sussane Roshan, are now seriouslypursuing interior designing and styling as a profession. And that has broughtthem together. The three women have been spending a lot of time togetherbecause of their common interests. Needless to say, this has also brought theirhusbands closer. Both Shah Rukh and Akshay are in a happy phase right now - onewith his IPL victory and the other with his recent success of “Housefull2” and “Rowdy Rathore”. They have put their past differencesbehind," said the source.
On Thursday evening, the mood at Mannat was warm. "Akshay sincerely wantedSRK to watch the film. And that is why he organized the specialscreening," said the source. We hear the Kumars could not stay on afterthe film due to prior commitments, but have decided to catch up with the Khansagain over the weekend.