It was a grand evening organised by the Bachchan family to usher in Big B’s birthday. Bollywood biggies were in full attendance. Here’s a sneak peek into the baap of all bashes...
Karan Johar, Jaya, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aaradhya Bachchan
Old is gold
Kader Khan, who has been ailing since a while now, made a rare appearance with his son Sarfaraz. Bachchan did not forget to call his old friends who came in to wish him. Some of his close buddies included Danny Denzongpa, Romesh Sharma and Anwar Ali among others.
SRK was the last to arrive at the party along with wife Gauri Khan.
Soon after he exited the party, Jackie Shroff was seen chatting with a needy boy and even gave him a Rs 500 note.
Randhir Kapoor was also present and was seen in a rather cheerful mood. It can be recalled that Randhir’s family and the Bachchan khaandaan had broken all ties after the engagement of Abhishek and Karisma (announced on Big B’s 60th birthday)was called off.
Darwaaze ke peeche
Aditya Chopra is widely known to be media-shy. No wonder that he made a back door entry at the event.
Shatrughan Sinha attended the party with his entire family, putting an end to the endless rumours about differences between the two khaandaans. Earlier, the veteran actor was extremely upset about not being invited to the Abhi-Ash wedding and had returned the sweets sent by the Bachchans after the wedding.
Three to tango
There was no dearth of actors from the South who came to wish Big B. Superstars Chiranjeevi, Rajnikanth and Nagarjuna were present at the party. Interestingly, Nagarjuna made a public appearance with his wife Amala after many years. Also present at the event was Nag’s rumoured ‘special’ friend Tabu.
Glad to be here
Pran and Shashi Kapoor were rolled in in wheelchairs to wish Big B
Many actresses who shared screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in his films were present at the birthday bash. Some of them were Aruna Irani, Zeenat Aman, Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh among the others.
Looks who’s here
Himesh Reshammiya made his first public appearance with rumoured girlfriend actress Soniya Kapoor and his father.
Aamir Khan, who was scheduled to fly back to Mumbai from Chicago for the bash, skipped the event.
Pics/ Satyajit Desai