The Mumbai Party Circuit (and would you let Arjun Rampal bite you?)

MissMalini , 17 Dec 2009
Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal
Elite models, Asim Warsi and Sush Puri
Elite models, Asim Warsi and Sushma Puri

Wow. Its been a while since I’ve rocked out like I did last night! You know the kind of evening where the last few hours are a blur and you can’t remember how you got home? Yup, that kind. From pre-drinks at Ash Chandler’s (who’s back and doing Bollywood by the way) to the Elite Model Management 2010 Calendar launch at Olive, Bandra and finally dancing up a storm at China House till 4am courtesy DJ Ankit (awesome House DJ from Nepal.) Quite the party hop! Luckily in the process I managed to hit up some of Mumbai’s glitterati for a “byte” or two… Love that when I asked Arjun Rampal for one at Olive he said, “you want me to bite you?” Epic (and kinda Twilight-ish now that I think about it!)

Stop # 1 Ash Chandler’s swanky pad in Bandra. He’s back from Los Angeles and planning to stick around, I even got a life update from him for my vlogs on Desi Hits! By the way his better half Junelia Aguiar (who is the sweetest girl in the whole world, no kidding) is coming out with a line of clothing soon, I’m really excited about this for two reasons 1) she’s awesome 2) finally cute clothes in extra extra small! (P.S. The outfit I’m wearing is by Reshma Bombaywala and I love it, matching bag and all I forgot to take a picture but next time!)

Stop # 2 was Olive (Bandra, Mumbai) where Sushma Puri hosted the Elite Model Management 2010 Calendar launch, man that place was PACKED. Plus everyone was doing the big squeeze to the bar and back (aka free-mass-public-full-body-massage!) FYI Internationally renowned Slovakian photographer Martin Machaj shot the Elite calendar in and around Mandawa. I’ve been super bold by the way and now just go up to people and ask for footage, I hope you know I do it all for you!

Psst! Funny thing was that at the Calendar launch everyone was so busy having a good time they actually forgot what the party was for (always a sign of a well-exploited open bar!) but if you’re going to be a space cadet about it, you gotta do it the Arjun Rampal way, he’s just so McDreamy in general that you kinda love him for it :)

Sushma Puri (CEO Elite Model Management), Milind Soman and Sabina Singh
Sushma Puri (CEO Elite Model Management), Milind Soman and Sabina Singh
Vipasha and Vishesh Verma
Vipasha and Vishesh Verma
Shaheen and Roshan Abbas
Shaheen and Roshan Abbas
Rocky S.
Rocky S.
Ronit Roy and Ramesh Taurani
Ronit Roy and Ramesh Taurani
Pratiek Babbar and Althea
Pratiek Babbar and Althea
AD and Sabina Singh
A.D. and Sabina Singh
Ira Dubey and Sumeet Chopra
Ira Dubey and Sumeet Chopra
Kabir Bedi and Parveen
Kabir Bedi and Parveen
Milind Soman
Milind Soman
Narendra Kumar Ahmed
Narendra Kumar Ahmed
Lavinya & Chetan Hansraj and Ronit Roy
Lavinya & Chetan Hansraj and Ronit Roy
Kailash Surendranath
Kailash Surendranath

Spotted: A.D. & Sabina Singh (rocking the hat), Pretiek Babbar, Ronit Roy, Kailash Surendranath (looking just a little bit like “Paa” – n’est pas? lol), Kedhar Gawde, Milind Soman (apparently he’s mad at me but I have no idea why *sob*), director Imtiaz Ali, Suhail Seth, Kabir Bedi with Parveen (who he and Pooja Bedi are obviously taking turns entertaining, who is she again?), Roshan & Shaheen Abbas, Niketan Madhok, Ramesh Taurani, Anil Chopra, Kishen Mulchandani, Riyaaz Amlani, Sameer Parikh, Nachiketh Barve, Seher & Tina Bedi (she’s making new dresses, yes!), Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Jatin Kampani, designer Nikasha Tawde, TV star Chetan Hansraj with his wife Lavaniya, Roshni Chopra, Yudi, Juhi Pande, Rocky S. and Vida Samadzai (Miss Afghanistan 2003, no kidding!)

Anil Chopra
Anil Chopra
Neha Kapoor and Juhi Pande
Neha Kapoor and Juhi Pande
Karan Bhojwani and Lisa Haydon
Karan Bhojwani and Lisa Haydon
Namit Khanna
Namit Khanna
Niketan Madhok
Niketan Madhok
Pia and Binal Trivedi
Pia and Binal Trivedi
Vipasha Agarwal
Vipasha Agarwal
Dipannita Sharma
Dipannita Sharma
Diana Penty
Diana Penty

The leggy ladies making up the model brigade included, Pia and Binal Trivedi, Dipannita Sharma (she used to date Abhishek Bachcan), Candice Pinto, Shamita Singha, Elite models; Kanishtha Dharkar, Diva Dhawan, Erika Packard, Rebecca Tyagi, Arshia Ahuja, Salony Luthra, Manasvi Mamgai, Tina Desai, Yasmin Ponnappa, Preeti Dhata, Namit Khanna, Preeti Dhata, Sanea Sheikh, Diana Penty and Lisa Haydon (who came in with boyfriend Karan Bhojwani. Psst! He used to date Nina Manuel!)

(far left) DJ Clement and (far right) Anupam Sehgal
(far left) DJ Clement and (far right) Anupam Sehgal

Stop # 3 was China House where I felt like utter royalty thanks to Anupam Sehgal (talk about PR skills!) Thank you Anupam we had a BLAST! And like I said DJ Ankit was the bomb but truth be told I’m still a DJ Clement fan, if you’re all about the music follow him this New Years Eve, I think he’ll be spinning at the Taj President but I’ll keep you posted. (I know, I know I’m late on that New Year’s Eve party round-up but its coming, I promise!)

Laveena
Laveena & Sajjid Mitha

Sajjid

And tonight it’s off to the Tasting Room as Rajeev Samant celebrates 10 years of Sula wines after popping in to the Channel [v] office party at H20 and Sophie Choudry’s album launch at Puro. plus I’m finally gonna go check out Timmy Narang’s newly reopened club called Three Flights Up (remember that?) He’s promised me a tour and there will be video :) Its also the venue for Sajjid & Laveena Mitha’s 13th wedding anniversary and I gotta say, I have never met a couple (still)  so in love in my life! They’re always affectionate, still hold hands all the time and you get that warm and fuzzy feeling just being around them; how do they do it? No idea, but I plan to take notes :)

Sajjid & Laveena Mitha

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