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Salman Khan's birthday bash

Dec 30 2000 Indiya Com. Cinema

Salman Khan celebrated his birthday (December 27) at the swanky Mayfair Rooms in Worli. The party was a lavish affair with the entire Khan brigade turning up in full strength to be with Mamu,their nickname for Sallu, on his janamdin. Arbaaz came accompanied by gorgeous wife Malaika who took to the dance floor with sis Amrita Arora. Incidentally Amrita is making her debut this New Year, as an actress of course. That's what they all wannabe in the end.
Sohail, the sweetest of the Khan brothers, stuck to wifey Seema and couldn't stop talking about his newborn Nirvaan. The birthday boy Salman walked in hand in hand with a coy Aishwarya Rai, clad in typical a designer salwar kameez. The other star guests included Anil Kapoor smiling away to glory in a bright red sweatshirt, Shilpa Shetty with papa Shetty, Pooja Batra, Nagma and Preeti Jhangiani with her businessman beau.
Ms World Priyanka Chopra made a dazzling entry dressed to the nines (false eyelashes et al) and promptly latched on to every director present in the room which included David Dhawan, E Niwas, Sanjay Chhel and Karan Johar. This one can't wait to get into films. Just like Yukta Mookhey who's finally making her debut in an Aftab Shivdasani starrer.
The party went on till the wee hours of the night. Salman got extremely emotional when Hrithik Roshan phoned to apologise for not being able to attend the party. Hrithik was right in the midst of the Nepal controversy that evening. Hrithik sounded so disturbed over the entire thing and so baffled and bewildered that Sallu had tears in his eyes for his friend.
Shah Rukh who also wasn't able to make it because of his night shooting for Devdas, had dropped in at Salman's house earlier in the day, to wish him. No scene, no hungama, no unpleasantness. Salman made such a pleasant host that night, that we were left wondering why we couldn't see more of this Salman than the one we usually got to see and hear of.