Bollywood's November calendar started with a big bang as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan brought in their birthdays over the weekend
Two days, two stars, two big bashes. The weekend gone by was, undoubtedly, an eventful one for B-Town as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan bringing in their birthdays in a style befitting their respective persona.
Birthday boy Shah Rukh Khan, who stepped into his 49th year yesterday, tweeted on the occasion, “So many beautiful people outside Mannat. Thank you all for celebrating my birthday with such ownership and love. Very humbling..." Pic/Satyajit Desai
Aishwarya, who stepped into the 41st spring of her life, chose to spend the day with her family and friends, both from within the industry and outside of it.
Shah Rukh Khan at his 49th birthday celebrations at Mannat yesterday. Pic/Satyajit Desai
Sources said her three-year-old daughter, Aaradhya had made a hand-written card for mommy dearest while hubby Abhishek Bachchan had bought her a fancy gift from Dubai where he along with the Happy New Year star cast attended their film premiere.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during a media interaction on the occasion of her 41st birthday on Saturday. Pic/Yogen Shah
Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra were among the close friends present at Aishwarya’s bash which went on till the wee hours of Sunday. In the evening, she stepped out in a black suit to celebrate her big day with mediapersons.
If the industry grapevine is to be believed, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta presented her with the trailer of Jazbaa, billed as Aishwarya’s comeback film.
On getting a hand-made greeting card from Aaradhya, Ash said, “Last year it was all about her singing which happened this year too and with a lot of clarity. She also knows that her birthday is coming (November 16).”
Her birthday coincided with the success party of Happy New Year and built up to Shah Rukh Khan’s 49th birthday. Sources said that it was Gauri Khan’s idea to host the success bash and birthday party for SRK together. “The party started around 10pm and went on till 6am. His house was buzzing with revelry,” said
The guest list at SRK’s bash included the Bachchans — Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya, Karan Johar, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Farah Khan, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan, Malaika Arora Khan and Shilpa Shetty amongst others.
Sood and Bachchan Jr are said to have danced to the Happy New Year songs at the party with their co-stars joining them one after the other on the dance floor.
The songs, especially Sharabi and Nonsense ki Night, were played on a loop and composers, Shekhar Ravjiani and Vishal Dadlani, who had scored the music for the film, had to give the party a miss as they were in Bhopal for a concert. There were performances by Mika Singh and Ali Zafar, too, said our source.
“Among other guests, Madhuri Dixit danced on Ek Do Teen while Hrithik Roshan settled for the title song of his debut film, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai,” said another source.
A little before midnight, a sea of fans swarmed outside Mannat eager to get a glimpse of King Khan and they were not to be disappointed as their matinee idol appeared on his terrace to thank the crowds for their love and wishes.
Karan Johar was the common guest at Ash's and SRK's parties
Madhuri Dixit danced to Ek Do Teen at SRK’s bash
Hrithik Roshan danced to Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai’s title track at SRK's party