The truth seems to be out finally.
In Shah Rukh Khan's own words, the cold war between him and Amitabh Bachchan is largely a media creation. While the star admits that he has not met the Big B in a while, he claims the rumours get embarrassing at times.
Audio: Listen to Shah Rukh's take on the Bachchan cold war
SRK also seemed upset with media coverage on 'dipping' TRPs of his television show, Kaun Banega Crorepati.
In a week-long exclusive interview with Savera R Someshwar and Saisuresh Sivaswamy, SRK spoke about Mr Bachchan and more.
What kind of people come before you in KBC?
Some 99 percent of the people who come to sit with you, they smell of nervousness. And you feel, well... actually at that point of time, all the men and women, old and young, including the teacher who was rude to me, you do feel a lot of love for them.
I mean, somewhere down the line, there was a purpose, a small purpose, perhaps not the pointed reason, I realised the reason once I started doing the show. This thought was somewhere at the back of my mind. Because I do a lot of live interaction in my shows with people all over the world, there was the thought that I should come in touch with people and perhaps, learn from them. Because, you know, being a movie star, you are far removed from reality because you are creating larger than real things every day and you do in your head feel, 'oh god I am making this film very realistic.'
But entertainment is hugely unreal and I have always felt that, you know, film work is about entertaining people and making them happy. The messages are mostly for printing and maybe now on the internet. I don't give messages; I try to entertain people.
But somewhere down the line, as you are seeing live, they have been really kind to you. You become grateful for whatever has happened to you, you realise the reason is these people, and if I can meet them, and be able to just share some part of that goodness, even if it something so material as a watch, or as physical as a massage or as little as a smile. And I start liking them all.
Don't Miss: Part I: 'KBC is not a bolt out of the blue'