While Sonakshi Sinha was late for her own father’s 68th birthday dinner party,Amitabh Bachchan turned up on time,and that too after releasing Mary Kom’s autobiography Unbreakable and bantering with her on stage.
Just how he manages to please friends and foes while keeping on his overworked toes is a secret only the Big B can solve. Maybe he can give time-management tips to Sonakshi who seems to be running helter-skelter trying to keep pace with her impossible schedules.
Says a source from the Sinhas’ household,”Sonakshi was giving interviews for her new release ‘R…Rajkumar’ until late in the evening. She had no time to freshen up and change. She went straight to the Sun ‘n’ Sand where her mother had organized a very exclusive dinner party for her dad’s birthday.”
Sonakshi was joined by her co-star Shahid Kapoor. But Prabhu Dheva couldn’t make it to the party as he was shooting with Ajay Devgn for his next film Action Jackson.
Incidentally the Sun ‘n’ Sand is owned by Gulshan Arora who used to be part of Shatruji’s guy-and-gal gang in his heydays. Apparently,Gulshan insisted on hosting the party at his hotel.
It was quite an impressive if intimate turn-out at Mumbai’s popular Sun ‘n’ Sand hotel. Sinhas’ close friend Subhash Ghai drove down all the way from Pune where he was shooting for Kaanchi to be in Mumbai for his friend. Poonam Dhillon,one of Shatruji’s favourite co-stars was also spotted.
But the spotlight was on Big B who walked in after another event looking fresh and energetic. He and Shatruji who once were at war,were seen huddled together in deep conversation.
The Bachchans have now been invited home by the Sinhas.
Says Poonam Sinha,”Mr Bachchan didn’t know we had shifted back to our residence Ramayan after renovation. He’ll be home soon. The dinner was just for selected friends. We wanted Shatruji’s friends and colleagues to be there for the occasion.”