Bachchans, Ambanis at Mana Shetty's store launch

Sunil Shetty is a popular star of the industry. Though he is not seen much in films now, he has been able to form some close friendship with Bollywood celebrities while he had been an actor.

At his wife Mana’s interior designing store launch in Mumbai, some of the biggest and popular faces of the showbiz industry turned up. Amitabh Bachchan and his entire family sans Aishwarya were spotted at the event. Even Anil Ambani made his presence felt along with wife Tina.

However, what came as a surprise to many was that, more than Suniel’s connection with these stars it was Mana’s that pulled them to the store launch.

A source who was present at the event said, “All eyes were on Anil Ambani’s family and the Bachchan parivaar. Suniel enjoys lot of clout in the industry and has also worked with Abhishek in Refugee. But few people know that Mana is actually very close to Jaya Bachchan and even calls her JB Maa. Jaya considers Mana her adopted daughter.”

It has also been revealed that Mana consulted the Bachchan’s to zero on the date for the store launch.

Insiders of this industry have also said that Suniel’s son Ahaan is a close friend of Anshul who is the son of Tina and Anil Ambani. A source informed, “They went to the same school and are part of a music band. Anshul is the drummer and Ahaan is the lead guitarist and vocalist. Thanks to this, Tina and Mana share a special rapport.”

The source also added, “The Ambanis are so close to the family that they took out time to join the Shettys on their special day.”

Suneil Shetty said at the event, “This is all due to the relationship I share in the industry. The credit goes to Mana and they were there for personal relations more than anything else.”

Many celebrities could not make it to the launch as half of the industry was at an awards function that evening. Others who came are star couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol. Kajol stuck to formals whereas Ajay wore a traditional Pathan suit.

Malaika and Arbaaz Khan also made it to the launch. They looked rather boring in their black outfits.

Shilpa Shetty was also spotted with Raj Kundra at the event. Shilpa wore a body-hugging LBD that made her look stunning. It also indicated that she has lost a lot of her post-baby weight. Shamita Shetty and Raveena Tandon were also present at the event.