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SRK on Karan's show?

Karan Johar

New Delhi, Jan. 20 -- Director Karan Johar and actor Shah Rukh Khan have been friends for a long time. But when Salman Khan, whose hostility with SRK is well-known, appeared on Karan's chat show this season, there were speculations that Karan and SRK's equation might have soured.

Rubbishing such rumours, Karan had earlier told us, "You can never take away the fact that Shah Rukh and I share a 20-year-long professional and personal history...it's sad that I have to explain my immense closeness to him on a daily basis."    

Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar in a previous episode of the latter's chat show  Now, it seems a plan is in place to quash all rumours. Shah Rukh, according to sources, could be Karan's guest for the finale of his show. "Last month (December 2013), Karan and the channel officials discussed having Shah Rukh for the finale. Since everyone went on their respective New Year's break after that, things were not finalised, and SRK is yet to be approached," says a source.

"Right now, Karan is busy judging a reality show. There is a long way to go before the finale (around March). But it's a real possibility," the source adds.    

While Karan couldn't be reached for comment, an insider says, "Discussions (about the finale) are still on. We still have other episodes to shoot." In the past, SRK has appeared in the opening episodes of the show - in season one, with Kajol; in season two, with Kajol and Rani Mukerji. In the third edition, he appeared solo.    

This time, however, the other Khans - Aamir and Salman - have already appeared on the show. Karan, in an interview to a news agency, had said, "Why do people read into everything? It's just a show...who starts and ends it, how does it matter?"