Amitabh Bachchan's Big B'day bash: Bollywood came calling

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- Amitabh Bachchan's 'surprise' birthday bash turned out be as big as the hype about it! The grand affair saw not only the Bachchan khaandan in full strength but also the entire film, political and business fraternity of Mumbai.

Sr Bachchan looked grand in an elegant yet traditional black velvet outfit, buttoned up with red cuffs and collar.

Contrasting beautifully with his ensemble, wife Jaya Bachcha was dressed in bright and heavy red Anarkali suit, teamed with a black and red dupatta.

Son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, too, were seen revelling in the festivities. Whether intentional or not, the couple was dressed in an off-white look, with Abhishek donning a pearl white tuxedo and Aishwarya dazzling in a heavily and intricately embroidered Anarkali suit, designed by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla.

Daughter Shweta Bachchan also looked stunning in a golden dress that shimmered in the gleaming lights. Son-in-law Nikhil Nanda and grandson Agastya Nanda were both seen sporting black suits.

Who was present

Who attended the party? Everyone who is anyone! Well, everyone except for the three Khans, who seemed conspicuous by their absence.

Celebrities like Karan Johar and mother Hiroo, business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's mother Kokilaben, late actor Shammi Kapoor's wife and son Aditya Raj Kapoor and others arrived to the main gate in a golf cart-like vehicle. Shashi Kapoor came on a wheel chair.

Shah Rukh Khan arrived with wife Gauri

Also present at the bash were Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Pran, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Prem Chopra, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu, Moushmi Chatterjee, Aruna Irani, Yash Chopra with wife Pamela, Sridevi with husband Boney Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, Jeetendra, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Priety Zinta, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Bau, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit with husband, Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Govinda.

Apart from the film industry, others who came to greet the actor included Anil Ambani, Aditya Godrej, Kumar Manglam Birla, Mulayam Singh Yadav with son Akhilesh, Chaggan Bhujbal, Uddhav Thackeray with wife and son.

Gifts & Wishes for Big B

He has everything. But I have all my love for him - Tabu

Blessings - Waheeda

May God wish him good life and good health - Rajinikanth

Well, we're all here, the whole city's here to wish him - Anil Kapoor

I've just come for the love of Amitji - Shilpa Shetty

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Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.