Salman was an unexpected presence at the grand premiere of Jab Tak Hai Jaan
It must be hard being Salman Khan at the moment. Famously loyal to his friends, Salman has buddies on both sides of the Son Of Sardaar
and Jab Tak Hai Jaan
divide. Just a few days ago, Salman made it clear he was on pal Ajay Devgn's side with this tweet: "Pathan Ke Yaar Se Panga Mat lena. Sorry yaar..Diwali bekaar without Son of Sardaar"
Salman Khan poses with singer Harshdeep Kaur at the premiere. (This picture has been posted by Harshdeep Kaur on Twitter)
But last night, his was an unexpected presence at the grand premiere of Jab Tak Hai Jaan
attended by the who's who of Bollywood. Fellow celebrity guest Amitabh Bachchan tweeted this morning: T 930 - Danced my shoes off with all the youngsters .. an amazing evening... spending time with Salman, Aamir, Shahrukh, Katrina and Anushka.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
, of course, stars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman's sworn enemy ever since they infamously came to blows at Katrina Kaif's birthday party four years ago. Then again, it also stars Katrina herself, Salman's ex-girlfriend, his co-star in blockbuster film Ek Tha Tiger
and who is treated as an ad-hoc member of Salman's family. Ek Tha Tiger
was also a Yash Raj film. And so Salman attended an SRK event - Bollywood history of sorts.
Notably absent from the premiere was actress Kajol, once a frequent Yash Raj and Shah Rukh collaborator and now married to Ajay Devgn.
Ajay and Yash Raj Films have been at legal loggerheads these last few weeks with Ajay accusing YRF of keeping his film Son Of Sardaar
out of theatres in favour of their own film. A petition lodged with the Competition Commission was rejected, as was Ajay appeal to the Appellate Tribunal.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
also stars Anushka Sharma, in addition to SRK and Katrina. Director Yash Chopra died of dengue-related complications on October 21, three weeks before his last film released.