Everyone in Bollywood was at a birthday party last night for Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta – the party was hosted by Dharma Chief Karan Johar and the guest list was suitably star-studded. Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal excited photographers with some PDAs. Alia Bhatt looked like a dream as Ananya Panday did; Aryan Khan has appeared again, the latest among many. Karan Johar shared a moment with friend-turned-enemy and Kajol’s friend. There are some notable absences – Deepika Padukone and SRK filming Pathan in Spain, Kareena Kapoor on vacation with her sister Karisma, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan on vacation too. However, those who made it put on the best party faces.
Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif wore short dresses – Alia with a floral print, and Katrina stuck to solid blue.
Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal, like this forever.
Ananya Panday and Janhvi Kapoor opted for high-octane dresses – Ananya was an absolute affair, and Janhvi was heavy on glitter. Shanaya Kapoor, who will be the latest Dharma Debutante with work in progress your handsHe was sharp in a white suit.
Aryan Khan, who has been seen everywhere recently, has appeared with his mother Gauri Khan.
Kajol wore a pose in a black dress. She was drawn into a hug and a peck on the cheek by Karan Johar who explained the infamous feud in his autobiography a few years back.
The Bachchan family was represented by Shweta and her daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda, who attended with director Zoya Akhtar. Maheep Kapoor (Shanaya’s mother), Bhavana Pandey (Ananya’s mother), Seema Khan and Neelam Soni – Dharma stars Wonderful life of Bollywood wives – I posed together.
Parineeti Chopra, Tara Sutaria, Mrunal Thakur were all dressed in their best.
The Sharvari Wagh and Nushratt Bharuccha costume choices were less impressive.
The League of Extraordinary Men included Vijay Deverakunda, Arjun Kapoor, Ananya Panday’s rumored friend Ishan Khater, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dasani.
Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khater may not have gotten into the couple but several of them did – Madhuri Dixit, Sriram Nene, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi, Adar, Natasha Poonawala (Natasha was on vacation with Kareena and Karisma and apparently back for the party), and Raku Preet Singh with boyfriend Jackky Bhagnani.
Karan Johar is also with his man of the moment, Apurva Mehta.
It was clear that everyone was having a good time.
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