MUMBAI: The joke among Sanjay Dutt’s close friends is that one Oberoi has replaced another in his life. After his parting of ways with his business manager Dharam Oberoi, Sanjay Dutt seems to be partying with a new set of friends. Prominent among them is Vivek Oberoi. The bonding between Dutt and Vivek at Raj Kundra’s birthday party was quite evident.
We don’t see much of Dutt and Salman Khan together any more.
According to a close friend of Salman, “Bhai is unhappy with Sanju’s new friendship with Vivek Oberoi. In fact when Bhai came to know that Vivek would be present at Raj Kundra’s birthday get-together on Saturday evening he decided to give the event the miss, although he fond of Shilpa and Raj.”
Sure enough, Sanjay Dutt and Vivek Oberoi along with their respective wives bonded all evening at the Kundras’ party.
Interestingly, though Salman was missing, his brother Arbaaz and sister-in-law Malaika Arora were prominently present at the party.
Says our source, “Dutt and Oberoi get along very well these days. So do their wives. Maanyata was heard giving baby tips to the mother-to-be Mrs Oberoi at the Kundras’s do.”
The other invitees were largely the Kundras’ non-film friends from the IPL and the Super Fights League.
From the film fraternity there were the Dutts, the Oberois, Rohit Roy, musician Suleiman Merchant, Arbaaz-Malaika, Dino Morea and Daboo Ratnani.
Raveena Tandon who was there with her quiet husband Anil Thadani, was heard exchanging compliments with Sanjay Dutt about one another’s looks.
“They’ve both lost so much weight and are looking ten years younger.Raveena and Dutt have been buddies for years,” said an invitee.