When someone like the legendary Shabana Azmi turns 60 you can bet Bollywood’s big guns will come out and celebrate. (Even if it means running into an ex in the case of Rekha and the Big B.) It looks like Shabana had an amazing birthday party at the new super club, Trilogy, Sea Princess Juhu last night amid a motley mix of friends, family and selected colleagues from the film industry. (Dude, I hope I look that happy when I turn 60!) Shabana revealed, ”…all the arrangements for the party were done by my gal pals, Parna (best friend for decades), Shahana Goswami and my sister-in-law Tanvi.” You know, I was just marveling the other night when we randomly happened to watch Amar Akbar Anthony how gorgeous she was then, and even now (when I last spotted her at a play at the NCPA.) For her birthday she wore my favorite color, hot pink.. and from the pictures it looks like they told everyone to wear headgear. Of course some took this way more seriously than the others, check it out!
Spotted: Javed Aktar playing host, Amitabh & Jaya Bachchan, Anil & Tina Ambani, Nita Ambani (looks Mukesh Bhaiya gave this one a skip to avoid running into baby bro), Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rekha, Farhan Aktar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Parmeshwar & Adi Godrej, Nita Ambani, Rhea Kapoor, Farah Khan, Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Dia Mirza, Amrita Rao, Rohit Roy (what no Ed Hardy? This was your chance boy! Lol.), Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Salim Sulaiman, Sunidhi Chauhan, Alyque Padamsee with his daughter Shazaan Padamsee, Zeenat Aman, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Gurinder Chadha, Farah Khan, David Dhawan, Yash Chopra, Ayan Muhkerji, Bijon Das Gupta, Rakesh Roshan, Vidya Balan, Divya Dutta (love her sari), even Ritu Kumar hopped over after her show at Fashion Week along with Anita Dongre and finally Rashmi Uday Singh trooped in with a cowboy hat and a cowboy hat themed cake!
P.S. Look at all the Bollywood-love Trilogy is getting! Guess who I’m seeing there tonight. Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor (on publicity rounds for Anjaana Anjaani) for the launch of Provogue’s Autumn Winter Collection by Kunal Rawal and Nishka Lulla, I’m excited!