Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 70th birthday at the Reliance Media Works in Filmcity, Mumbai on October 10, 2012.
Around 800 guests were invited and welcomed with warmth by the family including daughter-in-law, former Miss World Aishwarya Rai. Touching speeches, greetings, wishes were presented by relatives and close friends.
Adding to the fun and excitement, the party presented the attendees with live performances of Bartenders, the rock band mixed with Bollywood damsels Mauli Dave, Suman Shridhar and Anushka Manchanda. The performance electrified the venue and mesmerized all. Watch video.
There was also a dance drama with aerial acrobatics on Madhushala, a drama wrote by Harivanshrai Bachchan, the father of Amitji. The choreography was made by Big B himself.
The party supplied the first red carpet exposure for Big B’s granddaughter Aaradhya where she appeared like a cotton doll in her mother’s lap.
The family’s dresses were designed by Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jani. They graciously and tactfully cared for more than 800 people.
The no less perfect party included the highest level of creativity, wealth and heart filling love.
The starry party added more glistening effect with honorable presence of Bollywood’s jaunty movie maker Karan Johar, King Shahrukh Khan with wife Gauri, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Kajol with husband Ajay Devgan, Govinda, Bipasha Basu, Priety Zinta, Juhi Chawla, Subhash Ghai, Boney Kapoor with wife Sridevi, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Jeetendra, Aruna Irani, Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu, Randhir Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Moushmi Chatterjee, Vinod Khanna, Pamela with husband Yash Chopra, Hema Malini, Vishal Dadlani, Salim Merchant, Kailash Kher, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warshi, Sanjay Gupta, Kunal Kohli, Ranganathan Madhavan, Raj Kundra, Javed Akhtar, Bunty Bachchan and many more except three Khans which aroused conspicuous in the atmosphere.
The guests like Karan Johar and his mother Hiroo, late Shammi Kapoor’s wife and son Aditya Raj Kapoor, business tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s mother Kokilaben entered the red carpet in a golf-cart resembling vehicle. Shashi Kapoor entered the party in a wheel chair.
The greeters apart from the film industry included Aditya Godrej, Mulayam Singh Yadav with son Akhilesh, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Anil Ambani, Uddhav Thackeray with son and wife and Chaggan Bhujbal.
The platter was served by top chefs Ritu Dalmai (of Italian Khana fame) and Marut Sikka. The finger licking and eyes broadening magical feast fare was displayed in the most attractive manner.
Other than the taste bud tantalizing stuffs there were individual thalis that included salmon curry and biryani too.
The gourmet lovers mostly enjoyed the blended tinge of Indian and Italian cuisine.
The most luscious stuff was the Kababwalas from Lucknow, Paranthawalas from Agra, Chaatwalas from Varanasi and Kulchawalas from Amritsar.
The gastronomical delight bringing chef Marut Sikka commented, “The high points of the dinner were Pistachios Chicken and Malai Paan.”
The perfection was brought with the flamboyant presentation of the meticulously planned party and the beautiful decorated dinner tables with guests’ name cards.