Does Sallu need a reason to party?
Salman Khan has been out of Mumbai for many weeks (first to attend the IIFA Awards in Yorkshire and then to shoot for Mera Bharat Mahaan in Ladakh), and his friends have been getting withdrawal symptoms since his famed Saturday parties were on the backburner.
However, now that he is back in town, he surprised his friends by calling them over for a party on Sunday instead. Since Sallu’s parties are rarely small, the ‘Khan’daan played host to over 25 people at the casual do.
Says a source close to Salman, “Salman threw a surprise party on Sunday at his home (Galaxy Apartments) in Bandra. There was no particular reason for the party, because whenever he is in town he organises a Saturday get-together at his pad. I guess he was just happy to be back in town after a long time and wanted to be among friends.”
Food for thought
However, friends who thought they were attending an intimate party were surprised at the turnover. Says the source, “Even I was surprised at the number of people who turned up.
Preity Zinta was there, as was Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Johar, Isha Koppikar with boyfriend Inder Kumar, Katrina Kaif, David Dhawan, Sajid Nadiadwala and Sajid Khan (who came in together), Zayed Khan, Dino Morea, Ashmit Patel, VJ Anusha with boyfriend Rannvijay, Amrita Arora and Arbaaz (sans Malaika, who is in Cardiff with Shah Rukh Khan for the Cardiff Show Mela; Sohail is in Ladakh shooting for Mera Bharat Mahaan), Nandita Mahtani, and Anna Singh with husband Jaiveer. The party rocked till 4.30 am.”
The food, the guest insists, was delicious. “It was all ghar ka khana. There was parda biryani, various chicken dishes, lal mans (a Rajasthani mutton dish), dahi vada and kheer. Salim Khan played host to the hilt along with Helen and Salma aunty.”
Interestingly, Salman’s current best friend Saif Ali Khan was missing from the party. Director Farah Khan, too hadn’t been invited. Wonder why!