He did agree to the fact that there was “a distance” between SRK and him in the recent years but now the filmmaker -Karan Johar says he is back in King Khan’s life because a friendship so strong “just cannot die”. Karan writes he failed to work with SRK as he could not live up to his promise. He explained that when people have done six feature films together and then have not worked together on the set for a while there is bound to be a gap. That is the way the industry is claims the man while writing in a chapter titled “Shah Rukh Khan” in his autobiography “An Unsuitable Boy”.
Karan writes that Shah Rukh is is a “possessive” friend and he may have been hurt when the director went on to make a film without him. He is a possessive friend. I think I may have hurt him when I made a film without him. And I think I got hurt because when I did, I felt he didn’t give me that paternal or fraternal feeling that I had from him otherwise. I think we were two hurt friends for no reason.”
He writes that they both are aware of the fact that people are “envious” of their friendship which is why they never had a “blowout”. “There was a simmering silent, respectable distance between us. But, there is also an equal amount of love and affection we have for each other. That’s never going to go. And then talking about the recent fallout with Kajol he writes Shah Rukh has always been his “first go to person” and when he had a fall out with the actress recently, he instinctively reached out to the actor. The first call I made was to Shah Rukh. He came to meet, spoke about it to me.