It certainly seems like the time to disco, with Mumbai alone rocking it up with one star-studded bash after another. Last night, for instance, the city’s party perennials were spoilt for choice with three celebrity soirées being hosted simultaneously. Only the cream of the crop scored invitations to all three, but those who did made it a point to travel across town and attend the lot. Veteran designer and host-with-the-most Pallavi Jaikishan kicked off the hectic night with an elegant cocktail at Kemps Corner, to commemorate her fabulous 42 years in fashion. From her amiable sister Preeti to her loyal clients including Sheetal Mafatlal, Devika Kulkarni, The Leela’s Lakshmi Nair and a glamorous Poonam Bhagat, Mumbai’s movers and shakers showed up in droves to share in Pallavi’s success.
Halfway across town, in Bandra, Sussanne Roshan was making her first public appearance since news of her separation from husband Hrithik became public. Along with besties Seema Khan and Maheep Kapoor, Sussanne smilingly unveiled her newest retail venture, while the likes of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan dropped by — not together, of course. Despite Mumbai’s media persons attending like it was Oscar night, superstars outweighed mere mortals, and the multi-storied store seemed at one point too small to handle the intense action.
As the night progressed, the elite then ensconced themselves at Dr. Vijay Mallya’s plush South Mumbai pad, where Chef Farrokh Khambata put out an impressive spread for a hundred of the good doctor’s great friends.
With Christmas parties and New Year’s bashes yet to come, we’re stocking up on energy drinks and dreaming of sleeping through lunch hour!
Article by - Sonali Velinker Kamat
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