Salman Khan’s 48th birthday party held at his Panvel farmhouse was a star-studded fun party. Salman and his family reached the farmhouse around noon. The bash began at 8 pm and is said to have gone on till around 6 in the morning.
Aamir takes centrestage
The highlight of the party was definitely Aamir Khan. A guest present at the event said, “First there were rumours that Aamir may skip the event, but the moment he walked in, all the guests surrounded him.
It is rare to see two superstars in one frame. Aamir spent a good two hours at the party and then drove to Panchgani.” Aamir told Hitlist, “Just got back from Salman’s birthday bash, I always wish him success, happiness and health.”
A guest said, “The Khans are known for their khatirdari (hospitality). The food spread was Mughlai and Continental, which everybody was raving about after the dinner.”
What Sallu wore
The birthday boy was wearing a tee and jeans and the T-shirt had “Forgive or let go.” scrawled on it. If that is true, shouldn’t a certain Mr Khan have been on the guest list?
There were reports that Salman was upset with Sonakshi Sinha as she refused to act in Arbaaz Khan’s movie, but surprisingly Sona was present at the party and was seen bonding with Salman and his family.
Govinda travelled all the way to Panvel to wish the star and left immediately after. Suniel Shetty also could not stay for too long as his father is ailing.
Though Salman did not dance, the rest of his gang including Bigg Boss contestants like Elli Avram, Armaan Kohli and Kushal Tandon took to the floor with vengeance. Young debutant composer Amal Malik played songs from Jai Ho. A guest shouted out to Kushal and Armaan in jest, “Yahan jhagda nahi karna.”
Other close friends of Salman from the industry present to wish him were Anil Kapoor (who arrived with Aamir) and Rani Mukerji. Also present were some younger actors like Sooraj Panscholi, Arjun Kapoor (who came with a girl who shied away from the cameras), Shruti Haasan, Prateik and Girish Kumar. Surprise guest was composer Pritam. The entire cast of Jai Ho and Kick were also present. South actor Venkatesh was present too.
The political link
Though Raj Thackeray was on the guest list, the only politician spotted was Milind Deora, who is a close friend of the actor.
No Salman party is complete without gatecrashers. About seven guys allegedly gatecrashed and were caught clicking photographs by Salman’s bodyguards. They were soon ushered out. Last year, a girl who allegedly worked for a website had barged into the house. It was only later the family found out that she was a gatecrasher.
Two beggars had travelled from Mumbai to Panvel to station themselves outside Sallu’s bungalow and receive alms from him. Apparently several stars are familiar with them as they are a permanant fixture at star parties in Mumbai.