Bollywood is known for its grand budgets and star-studded parties. Every year, there have been specific occasions where some big parties were held which brought the who’s who of B-town under one roof. The year 2017 was also no exception with a lot of exciting things happening this year to keep the celebs on their toes. So here’s looking back at a few such memorable parties from the year that is about to go by… by Shivkumar.H
Actress Sagarika Ghatge got engaged to Zaheer Khan in May and subsequently married him last month. Back when they got engaged, the couple hosted a big bash for many from Bollywood and the sporting world. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma also made an appearance and their joint appearance became the talk of the town. Also present at the occasion were Rohit Sharma with his wife Ritika, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar with his wife Anjali, Yuvraj Singh, Aakash Ambani, Arshad Warsi, Maria Goretti, Abhishek Kapoor, Pragya Yadav, Raveena Tandon, Bobby Deol, Mandira Bedi among many others.
Bigshot filmmaker and producer Karan Johar had perhaps the biggest celeb birthday bash this year. Almost the entire film industry turned up for the grand party. The super expansive guest list included big names like- Shah Rukh Khan with his son Aryan, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Varun Dhawan with alleged girlfriend Natasha Dalal, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sara Ali Khan and a whole lot more. Needless to say, with so many stars and dear friends under one roof, it was a party to remember for KJo!
While many celebs hosted their respective get-togethers for Diwali, Anil Kapoor outdid everyone with a party that was truly something to behold. The veteran actor pulled all stops as a host and gave a grand bash that saw a plethora of B-towners such as Karisma Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra, Shahid Kapoor with wife Mira, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and many others. From the gen-next, Chunky and Bhavana Panday's daughter, Ananya and Shahid Kapoor's half-brother Ishaan Khatter were also spotted at the starry evening. Overall, Anil hosted a ‘Jhakaas’ party indeed!
Bollywood is known to celebrate Diwali with gusto and who better to throw a party than Sanjay Dutt and his wife Maanayata. Sanju Baba hosted a grand bash on the occasion of Diwali which was graced by a lot of stars like Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor with his wife Neetu Kapoor and many others. The show stoppers for the evening turned out to be Shilpa Shetty who came with her hubby Raj Kundra and Sonali Bendre, who dazzled the paparazzi. Other guests included Sonakshi Sinha, R Madhavan, Arpita Khan Sharma with her husband Aayush Sharma, Sussanne Khan, Manish Malhotra, Zayed Khan and Vicky Kaushal. Sanjay was a gracious host and also interacted with the media.
Shah Rukh Khan had a really special birthday this year. The actor headed off to his beach house in Alibaug with friends and family. At a private, yet happening, get-together were -- wife Gauri Khan and daughter Suhana Khan, good friends Karan Johar and Farah Khan, Shweta Bachchan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Sidharth Malhotra, Shanaya Kapoor and Bhavana Pandey. This was just the tip of the iceberg as King Khan threw a big bash for media later on the in the day and also interacted with fans gathered outside Mannat. SRK’s birthday is no less than a festival and the actor ensured to make everyone happy on his special day.