Happy New Year Director Farah Khan is 50 and helping her acquire her birthday in Mumbai on January 8 was her force of VIP companions – of which she has no deficiency.
On-screen character Aishwarya Rai, dazzling in dark Fendi, was joined by spouse Abhishek Bachchan, who was administered by Farah in Happy New Year. On-screen character Katrina Kaif, star of Farah’s 2010 film Tees Maar Khan, wore a white tank best and tore pants. Deepika Padukone, who appeared in Farah’s Om Shanti Om and featured in Happy New Year, wore an exquisite chiffon dress by Burberry.
Actress Kangana Ranaut wore a rani pink (Rani = Queen, get it?) jacket and skinny pants. Sonam Kapoor was in black as was Vidya Balan, in a Riddhi Mehra anarkali, who came with husband Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Farah’s friend and regular collaborator Shah Rukh Khan didn’t appear to be present but his missus Gauri showed up looking very glam. Madhuri Dixit, in a blazer and printed pants, was on the arm of husband Dr Driram Nene. Actress Lara Dutta, now rarely seen out and about, appeared in a floral BCBG dress.
Farah’s Main Hoon Na heroines wore black – Sushmita Sen who played chemistry teacher Chandni, Amrita Arora who played the tomboyish Sanjana, and Tabu – who had a brief cameo – looked a bit frumpy in a shapeless dress.
The gentlemen included Deepika’s rumoured boyfriend Ranveer Singh, Highway actor Randeep Hooda, and Happy New Year stars Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff and Vivaan Shah.
Family was very much in evidence. Farah posed for pictures with husband Shirish Kunder and their triplets Anya, Diva and Czar.
Farah’s cousin Farhan Akhtar, who shares her birth date, arrived with wife Adhuna. His father Javed Akhtar and step-mother Shabana Azmi were also at the party, as was Shabana’s brother and sister-in-law Baba and Tanvi.