Ganesh Puja: Salman, girlfriend Iulia, Priyanka, Sonakshi at Arpita’s home

Like every year Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan performs Ganesh Puja with full devotion. This time the Khans welcome Ganesh idol not at Galaxy apartment but Arpita’s home as the superstar was busy shooting for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ in Abu Dhabi. Arpita is an ardent devotee of Lord Ganesha and he performs the festival with great pomp and show.

Arpita’s house saw many Bollywood celebrities including Sonakshi SInha and Priyanka Chopra.

Arpita told DNA, “Actually, it becomes a little difficult for dad (Salim Khan) and mom (Salma Khan) because there are so many people coming in and they don’t get their space. For two days, there are people constantly in and out, and it’s a bit much for them. Last year, too, we talked about moving it out of Galaxy. This year we got this new house and so we decided to do the celebrations at our place.”

Salman Khan, who recently returned from his Tiger Zinda Hai shoot, was one of the first to seek Ganesha’s blessing. Brother Arbaaz, Sohail and mother Helen also attended the event. Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Karishma Kapoor, Sooraj Pancholi to rumored girlfriend Iulia Vantur attended the puja. Yesteryear actresses Asha Parekh and Bindu also paid a visit to Arpita’s home. Salman’s former co-actor Neelam Kothari was also seen. TV actors Ragini Khanna, Kumkum Bhagya star Shabbir Ahluwalia, wife Kanchi Singh and Anup Soni were also clicked.

Ganesh Chathurthi has always been a special festival for the Khans and Arpita feels changing venue doesn’t affect the celebrations. “When I’d decided to start keeping Ganpati, we didn’t know how long we would do so. It all just happened. Now after 14 years of celebrating it, it’s become a family function. We all look forward to celebrating it. I feel truly blessed to have Ganpati Bappa grace our new home with his presence first and then we will be moving in. Galaxy will always be blessed by Ganpati and the visarjan will be at Galaxy garden. Although the celebrations are shifting to their new abode, everything else remains unchanged. It is still the family’s Ganpati. It’s still very much the entire family’s festival. Everyone’s going to be here. It’s just that it’s at a new destination. Salman bhai will also be coming for a day to be there with us,” she said.

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