Friday, August 17, 2007

Salman ignores Vivek Oberoi

Salman Khan can neither forget nor forgive people, who he believes have wronged him in the past. And that's specially true for Vivek Oberoi.

At the 10th Rajiv Gandhi Awards function held at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, on August 12, Vivek was on stage, and had just finished performing to Beedi Jalaile with Koena Mitra, when on his way out, he stopped before Salman (seated in the front row) and suddenly, without warning, put his hands together and bowed before him!!

Says Vijay Kalantri, chairman of the reception committee of the awards, seated next to Salman, "Vivek grabbed his (own) ears and bowed and mouthed 'bhai'. But Salman just shook his head."

A friend close to Vivek confirmed the incident had occurred.

"It was a spur of the moment thing. Vivek suddenly decided to bow in front of Salman and smile at him."

Adds Kalantri , "Shilpa Shetty, who was seated next to Salman, requested him to acknowledge the apology and forgive him, but Salman shook his head and ignored Vivek."

Both Salman and Shilpa were awarded for excellence in cinema and entertainment.

The Vivek-Salman story

Things have been sour between Salman and Vivek since long.

On April 1, 2003, Vivek had called a press conference claiming that on the night of March 29 that year, a drunk Salman had called him up on the phone 41 times to abuse him. Salman, he had said, also threatened to come over to his house and kill him.

He said Aishwarya Rai (Vivek's then girlfriend who was earlier involved with Salman) had also received a number of abusive text messages on her cell phone.

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