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Not all friendships in Bollywood are fickle: Sajid Khan



New Delhi: Filmmaker Sajid Khan says contrary to the perception that Bollywood celebrities cannot be friends, there are some genuine friendships in the industry.

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“It’s true that friendships in the film industry are fickle but that holds true for life in general. How often do you mistake your colleagues for friends but in real life they are not… You change job and new people become your new friends. It happens in Bollywood as well,” Sajid told PTI.

The director says some real friendships will be seen on his chat show “Yaaron Ki Baarat”.

“This is a myth that industry people can never be friends because I have friends and even on our show people, who are close in real life, are coming together,” Sajid told PTI.

The Zee TV show, which premiered recently, welcomes two Bollywood friends every weekend who talk about their bond.

So far, Amitabh Bachchan-Shatrughan Sinha, Parineeti Chopra-Sania Mirza, Farah Khan-Karan Johar and Yuvraj Singh-Harbhajan Singh have been the guests on the show.

Sajid says while all the pairs shared a great chemistry and were interesting to talk to, his favourite episode has been that with Bachchan and Sinha.

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“My favourite duo has been Mr Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha, for the sheer reason that I am their fan. That’s what made it more special.

“To listen to their anecdotes and all the tales was just amazing. It was one moment in my life when I was actually nervous hosting.”

What makes “Yaaron Ki Baarat” a double treat for the filmmaker is that he is hosting it with his close friend, actor Riteish Deshmukh.