"He gave it to me as a sign of friendship. I share a very unsaid unstated relationship with him. It's not about exchanging books. It's ideologies being bartered," Ali said in a statement.

"I have grown very fond of Bhatt saab. He reminds me of a pleasant time," he added.

'Khamoshiyan' also stars Gurmeet Choudhary and Sapna Pabbi. The film has raked over Rs 4 crore in its opening weekend.

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