You have got to hand it to Shah Rukh Khan. Even as Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow Jalsa in JVPD was alive with the Abhiash mehndi party on Thursday night, the Bollywood Badshah pulled off his own rocking mehfil on the final KBC episode. And unlike the Bachchans, whose function was a highly guarded affair, SRK did it in style and with the Indian aam junta as his viewers.
In a coup of sorts, SRK got star buddies Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor as the guests on his show. Incidentally, these stars were not invited to the Abhiash wedding.
The two-hour programme, with high drama, some nail-bitingly stressful moments and loads of laughter, saw SRK and Sallu at their fizziest and funniest. There were also some candid moments between Sallu and Kat, plenty of give-and-take with Priyanka and Kareena, and SRK's undeniable charm. It was enough to keep the viewers glued to their seats and forget the Abhiash wedding for sometime.
"If Amitabh Bachchan sher hai toh Shah Rukh kya kam hai," said a woman after watching the show. Even though there is no comparison of the two occasions, this sentiment echoed everywhere, right from households to local trains. "It was too good. Salman's adorable antics and SRK's charm floored us," said Asha Josephs, a researcher in a firm.
SRK's getting the media shy Salman on the show along with girlfriend Katrina, was something that will be remembered. And whoever thought there was any cold war between Piggy Chops and Bebo, will have to take back their words. The camaraderie between the two pretty ladies, especially when SRK took their cases, was hilarious.There also wasn't any trace of the previous spat that happened between Sallu and SRK when the former was seeing Aishwarya Rai while she was working on SRK's home production. Also, Thursday's show publicly sealed the Sallu-Kat romance. Both the participants won above fifty lakhs and donated it to charities. But for viewers everywhere, it was paisa vasool and a diversion from the Abhiash wedding that dominated the news almost all this week.
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