#SalmanHuggedSRK – An Offline Hug Creates Humorous Waves On Social Media

The offline hug between Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan trended on social media too. Hashtag #SalmanHuggedSRK creates humorous waves on social media


Yesterday’s lazy Monday turned into a humorous morning for the Twitter celebs. The Bollywood feud between two of the industry’s biggest superstars – Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan seems to have pacified at an Iftar party on late Sunday. The stars who had not spoken to each other after a tiff in 2008, hugged each other at the party hosted by Congress leader and Bandra MLA Baba Siddique in Mumbai.


It is reported that Salman was the one who took the initiative to shake hands and hug Shah Rukh. However, Shah Rukh returned the favour on Twitter by sharing his thoughts about the gesture.

Twitter these days dominated by the political wars between Congress and BJP, saw the hashtag #SalmanHuggedSRK trending from late Sunday. After the initial news reporting serious tweets, the hashtag was hijacked by the Twitter comedians and the Bollywood lovers. The entire gesture between the two stars eventually turned into a laughter dose with the wittiest tweets all coming in the beginning of the week. You can get a sense from the below listed tweets.

YouTube was not left out from the royal hug of the two stars. According to the Trends Map Dashboard on YouTube – the video of the hug between the stars was listed in the Most Shared Section and the Most Viewed section too.

Uploaded by namanbhutra2, the video has got more than 477K views in a day and is also the most viewed video in the last twenty four hours according to YouTube in India.


Though it is not a new phenomenon to witness offline events trending online, the hug was one of the most talked about incidents along with the controversial tweet from General Secretary Of Congress Shakeel Ahmad and the anticipation of the royal baby.

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