Sohail Khan, Helen and Salim Khan at Reopening of Shatranj Napoli

Ranjit Rodricks , 01 Oct 2012
Sohail Khan, Payal and Ashok Datwani
Sohail Khan, Payal and Ashok Datwani

The affable couple Ashok and Payal Datwani launched their revamped and much awaited Shatranj Napoli with a celebrity-studded brunch in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon. An added space is the eclectic all day Polpo Cafe and Bar while Shatranj continues to be a fine-dine restaurant offering Italian fare.

Helen, Sohail Khan, Payal Datwani, Salim Khan and Ashok Datwani
Helen, Sohail Khan, Payal Datwani, Salim Khan and Ashok Datwani

Payal’s supermodel sister, Anchal Kumar, had a number of her buddies from the fashion world over for an afternoon of lethal cocktails and lots of chatter over platters of pasta.

Acquin Pais, Aanchal Kumar and Shawaar Ali
Acquin Pais, Aanchal Kumar and Shawaar Ali
Anchal Kumar and Sucheta Sharma
Anchal Kumar and Sucheta Sharma

Payal and Ashok went out of their way to ensure everybody was having a fun brunch experience and personally looked after their celebrity guests who included Sohail Khan, Helen and Salim Khan, Sameer Datani, Aanchal Kumar, Payal Datwani, Mugda Godse, Narendra Kumar, Rohit and Ronit Roy, Shiamak Davar, Aditya Pancholi, Manjiri Phadnis, Babita Malkani, Yukta Mukhey, Freddy Daruwala, Prachi Desai, Sucheta Sharma, Aliesa Raut, Anupam Mittal, Chetan Hansraj, Shabbir Aluwalia and Kanchi Kaul, Leena Mogre, Asif Bamla, Nishka Lulla, Vikram Bawa, Arzoo Gowitrikar, Shahwar Ali, Acquin Pais, Srishti Kumar and Ayub Khan.

Here are some snapshots from the party album:

Yukta Mukhi
Yukta Mukhi
Shabbir Aluwalia and Kanchi Kaul
Shabbir Aluwalia and Kanchi Kaul
Manjiri Phadnis, Babita Malkani, Pavan Anand and Alexx O'Neil
Manjiri Phadnis, Babita Malkani, Pavan Anand and Alexx O'Neil
Ashok Datwani and Narendra Kumar
Ashok Datwani and Narendra Kumar
Sameer Dattani with a friend
Sameer Dattani with a friend
Arzoo Govitrikar
Arzoo Govitrikar
Alesia Raut with her son, Mark
Alesia Raut with her son, Mark
Aditya Pancholi
Aditya Pancholi

Don’t you wish you were there among all those beautiful people?

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