Farah Khan throws starry birthday bash for friend Sania Mirza


Bollywood choreographer-director Farah Khan threw a star-studded birthday bash for her friend ace tennis champion Sania Mirza at her place in Mumbai. Sania turned 29 on Sunday, November 15.

Sania made a special request to her director buddy that she wanted to ring in her birthday with ‘Prem’ Salman Khan. The ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ star who was at his farmhouse in Karjat, specially came down for the party on personal invitation of Sania and Farah, according to a Mumbai Mirror report.  Sania was delighted to have Salman, who is currently ruling the box office with his latest release ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’.

Farah also invited a host of other celebrities for the party including Bollywood actors Parineeti Chopra, Neha Dhupia, Tabu, Riteish Deshmukh and his wife Genelia, Sonu Sood, Chunky Pandey and Sushant Singh Rajput.

Filmmaker Punit Malhotra and celebrity photographer Avinash Gowariker along with his wife Shazia also attended the party. Tennis player Leander Paes, cricketer Robin Uthapa with fiancée, tennis player Sheethal Goutham were also spotted.  

Farah’s brother Sajid Khan turned ‘retro-DJ’ for the party and played hit songs of the 1970s and 80s as the guests set ablaze the dance floor. Tracks like ‘Saath Samundar Paar’, ‘Aaj Ki Raat’, ‘I am a Disco Dancer’ played back-to-back as Robin Uthappa got groovy with his fiancée and Leander shook a leg. Tabu danced till wee hours in the morning.

The guests were treated to Farah’s home-cooked mutton Biryani, apart from cakes and sweets.

Parineeti, Neha and Genelia also wished their friend Sania on Twitter.  

"Happppyyy bday to my lovely and real friend !!! @MirzaSania. May this year be bigger, better and sexier !!! Muuuahhhhh,” the ‘Ishaqzade’ actress wished.

Neha tweeted, "#happybirthday beautiful @MirzaSania .... This calls for a big celebration. Cu soon big love!" Genelia also tweeted her wish for Sania and wrote, "Happy Birthday Star @MirzaSania ... May you a great day and an even better year than your already having.. Chalo party time finally."

Farah and Sania share a great bond and Farah had also invited the tennis champ on Eid in July. Sania reciprocated the gesture by bringing Biryani for Farah when she was in Hyderabad for the shooting of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer film ‘Dilwale’.

Farah wished Sania on Twitter as well, "Happppyyyy birthday to my dearest friend @MirzaSania ! May this year b even better (if possible).."