A bevvy of Sridevi's co-stars attended the celebrations including actors Anupam Kher, Anil Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Rishi and Randhir Kapoor, actor/producer/director Rakesh Roshan with his wife Pinky. Also seen at the party was Sridevi's favorite, legendary actress Hema Malini. Famous fans seen at the red carpet included Juhi Chawla (with husband industrialist Jai Mehta), sisters Shilpa and Shamita Shetty. Politico Amar Singh attended, so did singer Adnan Sami and DJ Aqeel. Actress Esha Deol with husband Bharat Takhtani, actors Fardeen Khan, Ritesh Deshmukh with wife Genelia were there to wish Sri. Beauty Queens Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta with husband, tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi, Sridevi's fav designer Manish Malhotra were clicked on the red carpet. Newcomers Saquib Saleem was invited with his sister Huma Qureshi. Crickter Yuvraj Singh made a splashy entrance too. Sohail Khan and wife, director and actor Satish Kaushik also made their way into the most happening bash in town.
See all the VIP guests who attended at Masala. com
Pics from Aug 17 2013 event.
|Sridevi with Sushmita Sen|
|Sridevi with daughter Jhanvi (L) and Pamela Chopra (R)|
|Sridevi with cricketer Yuvraj Singh|
Sridevi’s 50th hosted by the politician had a few hits, but major misses as well
Ankur Pathak (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 19, 2013)
It was a night to remember for Sridevi. Boney Kapoor, Sri’s husband of 17 years, stood at the entrance of a plush Sobo nightclub, welcoming a motley crew of guests, from politicians and socialites to the movers and shakers of Bollywood, who had come to celebrate her milestone birthday.
The turnout was impressive but Shah Rukh Khan, Ekta Kapoor and more importantly, the Bachchans who were invited and eagerly expected, remained conspicuous by their absence.
Inside the club, reworked posters of Sri’s most successful films, right from Yash Chopra’s Chandni to Lamhe to Chaalbaaz and her comeback hit English Vinglish adorned the purple-black interiors, while Nagina imprints lit up the bar.
And when the age-defying diva arrived with her teenage daughter in tow; the crowd of photographers gathered outside the venue went berserk.
From what Mirror learnt, Sridevi knew of the party days in advance, but wasn’t prepared for such an assorted line-up of nostalgia. “It’s an overwhelming sight. I feel fortunate to have such a doting husband,” she told us.
She may have been overwhelmed but we later heard Sri asking the organisers to pull down the posters. She felt it was a “tad too much.”
The guests kept Boney rushing around with the producer escorting each invitee, from Rahul Mahajan (first to arrive) and Yuvraj Singh (looking dapper in a dressy jacket) to Sushmita Sen (stunning, as always).
Sri, on the other hand, quietly placed herself on the couch inside where she greeted the guests and their larger-than-life bouquets.
Rishi Kapoor walked in before the clock was about to strike midnight. Rakesh Roshan, Bhushan Kumar and Madhur Bhandarkar came in around the same hour.
Riteish and Genelia made a suave entry, and so did Esha Deol with husband Bharat Takhtani and Hema Malini in tow.Surprisingly the two actresses only exchanged cursory greetings.
|Ritesh Deshmukh and Sridevi|
We spotted Ramesh Taurani and his son Girish having a chat with director-duo Abbas-Mustan. One wonders if there is a collaboration in the offing?
The party’s tempo reached a feverous pitch when Anil Kapoor arrived with wife Sunita and the music shifted from a slow instrumental track to rollicking Bollywood numbers being spinned by DJ Aqeel. Others who arrived fashionably late included Juhi Chawla who arrived with husband Jay Mehta.
Despite repeated requests, Sri refused to hit the dance floor and stuck to her couch.
Awkward moments included an impromptu speech by Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid who decided to speak about Sri’s efforts to popularise English.
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|Hema Malini with Sridevi|