Shar­i­fah aini and Siti end years of hos­til­ity

The Star Malaysia - - SHOWBIZ - & VIEWS

AF­TER years of re­port­edly be­ing at odds with each other, two diva Datuks – Shar­i­fah Aini and Siti Nurhal­iza – got to­gether for a pho­tog­ra­phy ses­sion that be­came a me­dia event on Wed­nes­day.

Pic­tures of the two sing­ing sen­sa­tions at The Royale Chu­lan in smil­ing and buddy-buddy poses adorned the front pic­tures of the ma­jor Malay dailies and tabloids, with sto­ries on the in­side pages say­ing they have let by­gones be by­gones in the spirit of Ra­madan.

The is­sue of the hos­til­ity be­tween them stemmed from an e-mail six years ago that was at­trib­uted to Shar­i­fah and pur­port­edly dam­aged Siti’s rep­u­ta­tion. Com­piled by CHriSTiNa TaN, ZuLK­i­FLi aBd raH­MaN,

and a. ra­MaN

It be­came a mas­sive con­tro­versy that dragged fans of both singers into the fray through the In­ter­net and re­sulted in a lec­turer be­ing charged in court for al­legedly cir­cu­lat­ing the hate mail.

How­ever, on tech­ni­cal grounds, the case was later dropped.

Shar­i­fah said she agreed to the meet­ing be­cause she wanted the talk about her so-called hos­til­ity against Siti to end.

“Both Siti and I were vic­tims of cir­cum­stances. Siti is still the same nice per­son I first met,” she said.

Siti added: “What­ever had hap­pened is past. I con­sider this meet­ing a bless­ing of Ra­madan.

“I hope the un­healthy spec­u­la­tion (about the fric­tion be­tween them) will end.”

The five-hour ses­sion saw the two ex­chang­ing friendly ban­ter and up­dates on each other’s ca­reer and fam­ily life, with re­newed con­fi­dence of strength­en­ing ties be­tween them.

Shar­i­fah and Siti put dif­fer­ences aside in

Let by­gones be by­gones: the spirit of Ra­madan.

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