SRK meets Sa Re Ga Ma Pa singing show contestants
Recently the Om Shanti Om team consisting of director Farah Khan and Deepika Padukone along with the music composers made a special appearance on Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa singing show. Both Farah and Deepika interacted and cheered the contestants as well as promoted their forthcoming film Om Shanti Om. However the participants were disappointed that super star Shahrukh could not attend the event.
However SRK decided to make up for his absence when he invited the three contestants Aneek, Raja and Amanat to meet up with him while he was shooting for an ad film. The contestants were extremely excited to meet SRK. The star interacted with each of them and gave them personal tips too. One of the contestants, Amanat said “I simply couldn’t believe I was seated with Shahrukh Khan and had a conversation with him for so long. He was very warm.”
Amitabh, Rekha, Dharmendra, Hema attend Dev Anand’s 84 birthday celebrations
Veteran actor Dev Anand celebrated his 84th birthday in style along with the launch of his autobiography. Many of our veteran bollywood stars were present to wish the veteran on this joyous occasion. Amitabh Bachchan was seen along with good friend Amar Singh and also Anil Ambani and his wife former actress Tina Ambani who was launched in the film industry by Dev saab. His other protégées like Zeenat Aman and Simi Garewal too were seen at the party.
The gorgeous Rekha too attended the event and she warmly greeted actor Dharmendra who was also present along with sons Sunny and Bobby. However Amitabh and Rekha avoided each other. Hema Malini too was seen at the event but stayed away from hubby Dharmendra and sons Bobby and Sunny. Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh dropped in along with actor son Ritesh. Jackie Shroff, Sanjay and Zarine Khan, Prem Chopra etc were some of the stars seen at the dazzling event.
Sanjay Dutt and Maanyata meet Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
Sanjay Dutt may be out on interim bail right now, but he seems to be making the most of his freedom by visiting holy shrines and now the Prime Minister. However ever since Sanju has come out on bail from prison, he and girlfriend Maanya have been spotted together constantly, she accompanied him to the shrines across the country and more recently even to an event when he visited the Prime Minister. Even when they are at events, they never seem to leave each other’s side. Sanju wore a white kurta-pyjama teamed with a bandhgala while Maanya wore a white salwar kameez.
Sanju was extremely happy to meet PM Manmohan Singh along with Maanya who also touched the PM’s feet for blessings on being introduced to him. The PM told Sanju “I wish you all the best and you should complete Duttji’s unfinished task.” Sanju was overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of the PM and said “I can’t thank you enough sir.” It also looks like the family has decided to accept Maanya, as after the event both Sanju and Maanya met up with Sanju’s MP sister Priya Dutt. She was very warm towards both of them and hugged them both earnestly. Maanya too seems happy to be accepted into the family and said “I am proud to be a part of this family.”
Ekta Kapoor celebrates her TV serials with TV and bollywood stars
When the czarina of the small screen throws a bash, television stars and bollywood stars are bound to appear in hordes. Ekta Kapoor has a pink themed bash at her new home to celebrate the successful running of many of her TV serials and it was also the birthday of blue eyed girl Prachi Desai. Ronit Roy and his bollywood actor brother Rohit Roy with their wives were seen partying and enjoying themselves. Prachi Desai, the birthday girl looked sweet. Other tele stars were Riva Buber, Gauri Pradhan with hubby Hiten, Amita, Roshini Chopra, Aman Varma, Sakshi Tanwar, Narayani Shastri, Gaurav etc.
With Ekta Kapoor’s foray into the film industry, she had many supporters from bollywood too. Suniel Shetty came along with wife Mana, Bunty Walia, Neelam Kothari etc were some of the other guests. The party was rocking as usual and continued till the wee hours of the morning.
Vivek hugs a cordial Abhishek but is snubbed by Sanjay Dutt
Director Apoorva Lakhia recently celebrated his 40th birthday at good friend Zayed Khan’s place and many from the film industry turned up to wish him. Vivek Oberoi came in to wish Apoorva as did Abhishek Bachchan. Everyone was pretty tense when Vivek and Abhi came face to face expecting fireworks. But Vivek greeted Abhi with a hug and Abhi too was cordial. Both were even seen chatting together for a while.
Another good friend of Apoorva Lakhia, Sanjay Dutt also turned up to wish the director. However when Sanju saw Vivek, he was not very pleased. He simply chose to ignore Vivek, but Vivek did try to greet Sanju. Unfortunately Sanju was not as forthcoming as Abhi, he kept glaring angrily at Vivek and simply looked away when Vivek tried to greet him.