The celebrations around Rakesh Roshan’s 64th birthday were in full swing at a Worli hotspot on Friday night, attended by the director’s close friends and family. While Bollywood’s who’s who gathered to wish the veteran, interestingly, Roshan’s daughter-in-law, Sussanne made a blink-and-miss appearance.
According to onlookers, the hosts -- Hrithik and sister Sunaina arrived early, around 9 pm and posed for family shots together. Insiders say the Roshan bahu made a late appearance, around 10.45 pm and was accompanied by her brother Zayed and parents, Sanjay and Zarine Khan. As soon as the cake was cut, she exited by 11.15 pm.
An insider says, “The likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Javed Akhtar, Jeetendra and Sridevi dropped by to wish the birthday boy. But Sussanne’s barely-there presence managed to raise eyebrows. While Rakeshji’s friends were all there, his bahu’s coming and going set tongues wagging.”
At arm’s length
It was around 10.30 pm that Big B walked into the venue while Rekha arrived soon after. While Bachchan left minutes after greeting other guests, the veteran actress stayed on till the birthday cake was cut. Sridevi and Jeetendra too walked in around the same time but turned away and seemed to avoid each other. We wonder why.
However, one fellow guest who Big B had a conversation with was Vivek Oberoi. The actor, who once dated the Bachchan bahu Aishwarya Rai, was spotted in the veteran’s company for more than a couple of minutes.
“Amitabhji and Vivek met very cordially and they also spoke for a few minutes,” adds our source.