Everyone in Bollywood was at the big birthday party of Apoorva Mehta, the CEO of Dharma Productions, at last night’s big birthday party; the party was held by Dharma leader Karan Johar and the guest list was quite stellar. Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal impressed the photographers with some PDAs; Alia Bhatt seemed like a dream like Ananya Panday; Aryan Khan made another appearance, the last of many; and Karan Johar shared a moment with his friend who had become enemies with Kajol. There are notable absences: Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh are filming Khan Pathaan in Spain, Kareena Kapoor is on holiday with her sister Karisma, Aishwarya and Abhish are also on holiday in Bachchan. However, those who did put on the best party faces.
Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif wore small dresses – Alia with a floral print, with Katrina stuck in a strong blue.
Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal, as always.
Ananya Panday and Janhvi Kapoor chose high octane dresses – Ananya’s was a bit of a corset, with a high sheen from Janhvi. Shanaya Kapoor, who will be the newest Dharma block debutant with the work in progress Bedhadakshe was strict in her white trousers.
Aryan Khan, seen everywhere lately, appeared with his mother Gauri Khan.
Kajol posed in a black dress. Karan Johar received a hug and a whistle on his cheek, which a few years ago in his autobiography outlined their vicious rupture.
Bachchans was the daughter of Shweta and Navya Naveli Nanda, and went with filmmaker Zoya Akhtar. Maheep Kapoor (Shanaya’s mother), Bhavana Pandey (Ananya’s mother), Seema Khan and Neelam Soni – Dharma stars The wonderful lives of Bollywood wives – raise it together.
Parineeti Chopra, Tara Sutaria, Mrunal Thakur wearing their best.
The fashion choices of Sharvari Wagh and Nushrratt Bharuccha were not so spectacular.
Extraordinary Knights League included Vijay Deverakonda, Arjun Kapoor, Ananya Panday’s boyfriend Ishaan Khatter, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra and Abhimanyu Dassani.
Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter may not have introduced a couple, but many others did: Madhuri Dixit and Sriram Nene, Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi, Adar and Natasha Poonawalla (Natasha was on holiday with Kareena and Charisma and clearly went on the party plane) and Raku Preet Singh with her boyfriend Jackky Bhagnani.
Karan Johar also posed with the current man, Apoorva Mehta.
They all had a great time.