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Unlike most B-Town stars who throw parties to prove their clout, Aamir Khan chooses to be different. On Monday night, the actor held a pre-Diwali bash for close family and friends at his Bandra residence but none of the Khans were present. Says a source, "While Shahrukh was in Dubai and Saif was in north India shooting for his home production, Salman (Aamir's close friend) was in Mumbai but wasn't invited. When Aamir hosts parties, they are intimate ones only for family and friends."
It is learnt that Aamir loves the warmth of Diwali and makes it a point to have a party every year. The bash was attended by Aamir's cousin and Imran's mother, Nuzhat (Imran wasn't able to attend) and close friends like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Kunal Kapoor, Prasoon Joshi, and Aamir's pals Amin and Karim Haji among others."
Adds the source, "Aamir's wife Kiran had also taken a break from her directorial debut Dhobi Ghaat and played hostess till Aamir arrived around 1.30 am from Film City where he was completing the final edit of Ghajini's first promo. Everyone had fun and played cards till 6 am, including Aamir, after which the actor went to sleep and attended an event yesterday afternoon." The source says, "Aamir came late to the party because he has been working around the clock trying to put together the promo of Ghajini and release it on Diwali."
The Taare Zameen Par director released the theatrical promo of his film Ghajini yesterday. He held a screening of the promo at PVR Juhu for the media where he mentioned that he was very keen to have Ghajini release on Diwali but couldn't because of his ligament injury and had to take a break for two months.
Aamir further stated that he wanted to have some kind of release on Diwali as it was an auspicious day and hence the release of the Ghajini promo, yesterday. The promo showed Aamir with his rippling six-pack abs and introduced the lead actress, Asin. Moreover, instead of attending Akshay Kumar's lavish Diwali bash last night, Aamir quietly flew off to the USA to begin his lobbying for Taare Zameen Par at the Oscars.