Instead of rubbing shoulders in Mumbai like they usually do, many of the city’s pretty party people have chosen to do more of the same in the Middle East over the past few weeks. But unlike others we have already told you all about, Shaheen and Roshan Abbas found themselves hobnobbing with celebrities of a different ilk while at a haute hotel in Dubai at year-end. “It was super-exciting,” the glamorous jewellery designer told me, on sighting Hollywood hotshots Will Smith and wife Jada partying practically alongside them at The Act, a restaurant and theatre club at the Shangri-La hotel.
Rocking it up at the most expensive table in the house, ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ were joined by Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Maxwell Rivera for what was a dual celebration — dogged by (obviously inaccurate) divorce rumours, Will and Jada celebrated their sixteenth wedding anniversary in style, before the clock struck twelve and heralded the new year! From what we hear, they partied HARD and you’ve got to hand it to them for being unstoppable: they’d already been partying almost all week in the run up to New Year’s Eve. When they weren’t skydiving indoors with local royal Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, they were rocking R&B singer-actor Tyrese’s 35th birthday on a helicopter in Dubai. We’re tired just writing about it!
Article written by Sonali Velinker Kamat