Bollywood's Big Fallouts
Where there are friendships there will always be rifts and misunderstandings. Bollywood is no different. Here's tracking down some of the most sensational fallouts between the biggies.
Arbaaz Khan-Abhinav Kashyap
Who's the creator of Chulbul Pandey? That's at the heart of the Dabangg controversy which intensifies with each passing day. As if the Arbaaz-Abhinav clash wasn't enough, the latter's brother, Anurag Kashyap, took the battle to Twitter only to apologise later. The war of words continue.
Image: Arbaaz Khan and Abhinav Kashyap
Shah Rukh Khan-Farah Khan
As a team, they delivered two of the biggest hits of all time, Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om and then something went horribly wrong.
Apparently, Farah wanted SRK for Tees Maar Khan and he insisted on reworking the script. Instead, Farah went to Akshay Kumar. The un'rest' is history.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan
Salman Khan-Aditya Chopra
In his two-decade long career, Salman came very close to working with the Chopras in Chak De! India but his huge remuneration and difficult behaviour made a dent in the Chopra-Khan relationship.
It seems Rani Mukerji is playing peacemaker between the two now.
Image: Salman Khan and Aditya Chopra
Sanjay Dutt-Sanjay Gupta
Like Gupta's slick thrillers which always involve the theme of male bonding, the two Sanjays were friends forever. It was widely believed that they fell out over financial issues but insiders had another version: Mrs Dutt spoiled the fun.
You believe so?
Image: Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Gupta
Anusha Rizvi and Amole Gupte-Aamir Khan
Aamir and creative differences go hand in hand. During Taare Zameen Par, Aamir took directorial charge by dislodging Amole. Anusha was treated slightly better. She at least got to shoot Peepli [Live] entirely.
Both films in question became huge hits, thanks to the 'Aamir touch.'
Image: Anusha Rizvi, Amole Gupte and Aamir Khan
Sunny Deol-Rajkumar Santoshi
It's generally agreed that the Gadar rabble-rouser got his meatiest roles in Santoshi films. Ghayal, Ghatak and Damini remain his best films.
The thick friends turned thicker foes when they clashed their respective films on Bhagat Singh in 2002. Word is that they aren't that bitter any more.
Image: Sunny Deol and Rajkumar Santoshi
Manoj Bajpai-Ram Gopal Varma
Image: Manoj Bajpai and Ram Gopal Varma
Nana Patekar-Prakash Jha
When two hotheads get into a conflict, no one dares them. But Ranbir Kapoor did. Apparently, the young Kapoor made a call to a bitter Nana and handed over the phone to Prakash in a bid to make things easy between them.
For those unaware, Nana had walked out of the sets of Rajneeti.
Image: Nana Patekar and Prakash Jha
They were, in a way, responsible for her success with Murder. The no-nonsense Bhatts, however, refused to tolerate her attitude during Gangster and Ms Mallika was shown the door.
Matters soured and Bhatt bros never worked with her again. Wait, there's some talk of a patch-up of late.
Image: Mallika Sherawat and Mahesh Bhatt