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Is Shahrukh being replaced?

After the tremendous success of Kaho Na Pyar Hai, Hrithik Roshan instantly became the talk of tinsel town. Every on knew who Hrithik Roshan was. His popularity was so intense, that it was taken for granted that he was an established star and not a new comer. Film lovers simply loved Hrithik...he was a hunk who could act!

Everything was going fine, until from nowhere news started spreading that Shahrukh Khan was insecure about Hrithik Roshan. The Media of course didn't spare this rumor and spread it further. On the internet there were wide scale battles between the HR & the SK fan community. 

Then there was the Pepsi AD in which Shahrukh poked fun at a Hrithik Look Alike who wears braces. The Advertisement became a controversy. It was a symbol of the vendetta between Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan. 

But nobody cared for the actual fact - "The entire Pepsi controversy was blown out of proportion. I mean, it was ridiculous of the media to assume that Shah Rukh is insecure about Hrithik. As yet, Hrithik is only a one film wonder. You can't compare him to an already established star. In fact, I was surprised at Hrithik's reaction. I think it was quite silly of him to take the ad personally. Pepsi and Coke have always had this media war. We even made a crack at Saurav Ganguly in one of the ads because he's a Coke model. This happens all the time. But, Hrithik assumed that the ad was vindictive because he opted to do the Coke ad instead of Pepsi ad. If that was true, then we would have made crack at Aamir when he signed a contract with Coke. But nothing of that sort happened. And in in any which was, a single ad cannot make a difference to anyone's career. Assuming the contrary would just amount to giving too much importance to it.. Come to think of it, maybe Hrithik got angry because the model wear braces. The fact is that Hrithik used to wear braces when he was young. Ironically we got to know that only after the whole controversy. Also a big hue and cry was made about us supposedly making fun of Rakesh Roshan, with a small portion being shot with his look alike. But that bit was never meant to be on air." 

"The thing about Shahrukh is that he trusts his director completely. I guess that exactly what happened during the making of the controversial Pepsi ad. He simply followed my instructions. Unfortunately, he received all the flak. I even apologized him for that. But I blame the media for what happened." says Prahlad Kakkar, director of the controversial Pepsi Ad.

And then there was this award function where Shahrukh Khan's emotions were captured of video at various intervals. When it was put together, it implied that Shahrukh Khan was frowning when Hrithik Roshan was getting the award.

In the end there is a cold war between Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan. But this cold war's boundaries are confined to the minds of media persons and fans. In reality Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan are just two fine actors, doing their job. Shahrukh knows Hrithik from his childhood. Hrithik himself agrees that he doesn't deserve all the extra importance that he is getting. He cannot be compared with Shahrukh Khan.

What we hope is that after Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham (which stars both Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan) fans stop comparing the two actors.







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