Shah Rukh Khan hosts a lavish dinner for Apple CEO Tim Cook at Mannat
Last evening, all roads led to Shah Rukh Khan's Bandra abode, Mannat, as the superstar hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, who is on a five-day visit to India. The gala dinner had the who's who of B-Town and business tycoons in attendance. Sources say Cook's itinerary was supposed to be strictly confidential with only the government top brass and other VIPs like Shah Rukh privy to it, but the media managed to get a whiff of his plans.
The perfect host: Shah Rukh Khan
Says an insider, "Yesterday's party started early and was a purely formal affair, unlike the typical SRK bashes which begin around midnight and go on till the wee hours. As far as the invitee list goes, it had a mix of SRKs guests and Apple folk."
Cook entered Mannat at 8 pm. Among B'wood celebs, the first to arrive were the Bachchans — Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya, followed by Madhuri Dixit with husband Shriram Nene, SRK's bête noire Aamir Khan, Farah Khan and Mukesh Bhatt. Mukesh Ambani's children, Akash and Isha also joined in. Media lensmen had to jostle with fans — around 400 of them — as they crowded outside Mannat to catch a glimpse of their matinee idols.
Tim Cook, who arrived here on Tuesday night, kicked off his visit by taking darshan at the Siddhivinayak temple where he ran into Mukesh Ambani's son, Anant. From here, he will head to Hyderabad and then Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Amitabh Bachchan. Pics/Ajinkya Sawant