[Inside Pics] Manish Malhotra was on a hugging spree with Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar and Huma Qureshi at his birthday bash

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Manish Malhotra was on a hugging spree with Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar and Huma Qureshi at his birthday bash

Manish Malhotra's intimate birthday bash was a gala affair!

Manish Malhotra celebrated his 52nd birthday yesterday and unlike last year, when Karan Johar had thrown a lavish bash for the designer, inviting all his industry friends, this year was a bit subtle. The designer threw a very intimate birthday party at his residence last night for his close friends which included Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha, Sophie Choudry, Aditi Rao Hydari and socialite, Natasha Poonawala. Celebs like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Malaika Arora and Karisma Kapoor, who are extremely close to the star designer, couldn’t make it to his bash for obvious reasons. Kareena and Karisma’s grandfather, Shashi Kapoor, recently passed away after a prolonged illness and it was an obvious decision on their part to give the party a miss. Also Read: From Sridevi to Kareena Kapoor Khan to Janhvi Kapoor – here’s how Manish Malhotra has been Bollywood’s favourite designer across generations

Nonetheless, the bash wasn’t a random sort of an event. Known to be a gracious host, Manish Malhotra made sure his guests had a gala time and that his birthday bash was a memorable one. Posing and pouting with his buddies in group pictures, the celebration was just like any other Bollywood party with lots of glitz and glamour. Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Karan Johar posed with the birthday boy and clicking many other group pictures simultaneously. We are sure Manish definitely missed his close friends like Kareena and Malaika. Also ReadFashion Pick of the Day: Malaika Arora’s sexy long legs completely justify this sheer ensemble by Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra was beaming from ear to ear as his friends dropped in to celebrate his special day with him. That could be the possible reason why he couldn’t stop smiling last evening. Take any picture of his and you will see him flashing that million dollar smile. That’s adorable, really. He’s quite fortunate to have such loving friends in his life.

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Manish Malhotra started designing for movies in 1990 and since then, there’s no looking back for him. Since 27 years, Manish has been Bollywood’s favourite designer and we have no doubt that he’s going to continue his reign.