With 2014 coming to an end, Bollywood is all geared up to ring in the New Year with friends and family at their favourite getaways. As the countdown begins, some are heading to party in the Middle East, while others have decided to spend some quiet time in the Swiss Alps. LiveInStyle shares with you their secret New Year Eve’s plan. In the spirit of McDowell's No.1, read on!
Party In Dubai
Having broken the world record for the largest and longest fireworks display in the world for the 2014 celebrations, it is believed that Dubai is one of the most spectacular destinations to celebrate New Year ’s Eve. Perhaps that explains why most of our Bollywood celebrities are bringing in the New Year in Palm City. The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan with his family–Gauri, Suhana, Aryan and AbRam is planning to spend his New Year in Dubai at his plush bungalow in Palm Jumeirah. Apparently, Shah Rukh has many close friends in Dubai, who will be present at the bash along with some of his close friends from the Bollywood industry.
While the Khan family is planning a lavish party, the Bachchan family is hoping to spend some quiet family time at their villa at Sanctuary Falls in Jumeirah Golf Estates. Though Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan want to keep their holiday destination a secret, sources close to the family have revealed that they are heading to Emirates with Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan and li’l Aaradhya Bachchan. Reportedly, Aishwarya’s mom will join them too, along with Shweta Nanda and her children.
Another family spending their New Year in Dubai is the Kapoors, who are already on the shores of Dubai, wearing their party hats. Anil Kapoor along with his wife Sunita and daughters Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor brought in his birthday on 24th December in Dubai and will be there till the New Year’s Eve. Sources claim, “Anil and his daughters will ring in New Year at Shah Rukh’s bash in Dubai.” Supposedly, Sonam Kapoor’s cousin, Arjun Kapoor, will also be joining the family in the New Year’s celebrations along with his ‘Tevar’ co-star Sonakshi Sinha, who will be there to promote their film.
If reports are to be believed, Salman Khan is jetting to Dubai too, along with his Khandan, post his birthday celebrations on 27th December at his farmhouse in Panvel. Apparently, Salman has several close friends in Dubai, who are playing the host to him and his family this New Year. Wonder if the Khandan will be seen partying at Shah Rukh’s New Year’s soirée too.
Goa is one of the best and the most happening party places in India and one of the top favourite destination amongst Bollywood celebs. Piggy Chops aka Priyanka Chopra who is extremely busy with her film projects ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, has managed to get 3-4 days off from her hectic schedule and is looking forward to her beach holiday in Goa. Priyanka owns a cozy house in the serene land of beaches and plans to ring in the New Year with her family by her side at her abode.
If reports are to be believed, the sensational Sushmita Sen is also heading to Goa for December 31st celebrations. Apparently, Sush wanted to go for an international holiday this year, however has decided to hit the beach with her two daughters to bring in the New Year.
The pretty girl, Amyra Dastur, who was seen in the film ‘Issaq’ alongside Prateik Babbar is already on a long vacation in Goa with her close friends.
Supposedly, the new lovebirds of B-town, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra are also heading to party in the Goan sun with their ‘Student Of The Year’ co-star Varun Dhawan.
Switzerland Calling The Nawabs
The Swiss Alps have always lured Bollywoodians, and its picturesque landscape is a perfect setting to bring in the New Year. The midnight fireworks with the snow-clad mountains in the backdrop are mesmerizing and hence our Nawab Saif Ali Khan along with his vivacious wife Kareena Kapoor ensures to be in Switzerland around this time of the year.
So now after their regular Christmas celebrations with family and friends in Mumbai, Saif and Bebo will soon jet off to their annual vacation spot in the charming Gstaad, Switzerland. “We look forward to our vacation to Gstaad every year; we both love the place”, says Saif.
While Kareena will be holidaying in the Swiss Alps, apparently her cousin Ranbir Kapoor will be celebrating the New Year’s Eve with his belle, Katrina Kaif, in London. On NYE, the usual freezing London comes alive with fireworks and parties. Katrina who hails from London ensures to visit it every year to celebrate Christmas and New Year with her family and friends. This year she will be in company of her beau, Ranbir. Ranbir’s best friend Ayan Mukjerji will be accompanying him too.
New Year In Melbourne
Melbourne is a fabulous city to spend NYE with many events and great venues. It’s a party lover’s paradise, and post her hectic PK promotions, pretty lady Anushka Sharma is headed straight to Melbourne to celebrate her success and ring in the New Year. When quizzed earlier regarding her New Year’s plan, she had said, “I am too busy with PK promotions right now to think about my NYE plans”. Now that the film is released, Anushka reportedly has made an impromptu plan to visit Melbourne. If reports are to be believed, her beau, cricketer Virat Kohli, is also accompanying her.
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