MUMBAI: Bollywood’s most opulent filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently celebrated his birthday, and the entire film fraternity turned up to wish him on his special day!
The usually very reticent director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali decided to celebrate his birthday this year with a grand bash. Sanjay left no stone unturned in ensuring the party was a huge hit, by inviting all his Bollywood celebrity friends to celebrate his big day at a posh suburban nightspot.
Seen at the birthday party were Bhansali’s old-time favourites: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (in a simple black churidar kurta) and hubby Abhishek (also in black). Actually, most of the guests were seen in black, perhaps as an ode to the eccentric, genius filmmaker who is always seen in shades of black.
His ‘Ram Leela’ heroine Deepika Padukone though, chose to go avant garde and different in a gorgeous white net sari and bright red lipstick. Producer Ronnie Screwvala was seen in black with his wife Zarine, as was ‘Kai Po Che’ hero Sushant Singh Rajput, who brought his girlfriend Ankita along.
Goldie Behl was seen entering the party venue with wife Sonali Bendre, while the beautiful Aditi Rao Hydari came in solo (dressed in maroon). Director Madhur Bhandarkar and music composer Anu Mallik struck a pose with the birthday boy Bhansali outside the party venue, while UTV’s Siddharth Roy Kapoor looked a little lost without wife Vidya Balan.
Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne were matching in pastels: he in a candy pink shirt and jeans, while she wore a casual boho-sundress. Hrithik’s good friend Priyanka Chopra wore a beige short jumpsuit, and the lovely Rekha was seen entering with her secretary.
Also seen at the party were Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha, Kirron Kher, Farah Khan, singers Sunidhi Chauhan and Kavita Krishnamurthy.