The Mumbai tabloid Mid Day reported how two top Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan sat in the plane a few seats away from each other but did not speak to each other.
The news report said Salman was talking loudly and making sure that Shah Rukh could overhear everything he was saying. Salman kept behaving like a naughty child, said an eyewitness. "He kept pulling the airhostess's legs and behaving as if he was ready to go and brawl it out with the other Khan."
On Saturday, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan flew back on the same flight from London to Mumbai. SRK was in UK for the last couple of days on some work and Salman had gone there to promote his latest film, London Dreams.
While Salman was with his younger brother Sohail, SRK was by himself. When the Khan brothers walked in, Sohail (who, along with wife Seema, is on good terms with SRK and Gauri) went up to Shah Rukh, they chatted for sometime after which he went and joined his brother.
This was the third in the series of the jab-they-met encounters.
The first time they were at the same place at the same time post their infamous feud was last year at Amrita Arora's sangeet ceremony.
The second was this year at Ramesh Taurani's wedding anniversary bash. Other than that, the two actors have been going to great lengths to avoid bumping into each other.
Says an eyewitness, "Both Shah Rukh and Salman boarded the flight without the slightest knowledge that both were going to share nine hours of airspace together! Shah Rukh saw Sallu first. He appeared stunned, then he quietly went to his seat and sat down."
After some reading, SRK went off to sleep. He didn't wake up for his meal. He woke up only when it was time to land. Throughout the flight, it was obvious Shah Rukh had decided to completely ignore Salman while he was itching for a fight. When Sallu saw SRK wasn't reacting to his verbal salvos, he too went off to sleep."
While deplaning, Sohail and SRK bid goodbye to each other. Salman and Shah Rukh (who had walked ahead) again didn't even look at each other.
At the luggage unloading section, the two actors stood at two corners, picked up their respective luggage and strode off in two opposite directions as if they couldn't wait to get away from each other.