Shah Rukh Khan may be eight years her senior, but Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s birthday is 24 hours before his. On November 1, Ash turned 44 and brought in her big day with an intimate family celebration (Malaika Arora turned 44 this year too, with a glam gal-pal getaway). Of course Ash had cake (baked to perfection by the talented Tania Behl) and camaraderie aplenty, but she avoided the cacophony of famous friends flying in by chopper — with Instagram updates to ensure the moment was marked. And that’s exactly how SRK spent his November 2 birthday!
If the grapevine has it right, Karan Johar, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and filmmaker Farah Khan hopped on a helicopter together and headed off to Alibaug for SRK’s birthday bash. Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora, Shweta Nanda, Seema Khan and Maheep Kapoor also celebrated the milestone (they’re some of Gauri Khan’s closest friends), as did many of daughter Suhana’s BFFs. Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone probably made the trip to Shah Rukh’s home in Alibaug by speedboat (not that their hair looked any the worse for wear as a result) and while there, several other guests tried their hand at dirt-biking on the beach too.
Unlike Ash’s chic Cannes-inspired birthday cake, Shah Rukh’s confectionery came covered in 52 candles and was cut at midnight, while his party continued further into the wee hours. Heart-warmingly though, both birthday celebrations had the sweetest thing in common — the attendance of kids Aaradhya and AbRam respectively. While Aishwarya’s daughter Aaradhya drew her gorgeous mum a birthday card, AbRam posed for many pictures at his dad’s do.
It all goes to prove that you can savour the moment any way you like; what makes for the perfect pause is such a personal choice!
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