Town's biggest stars are determined to let the cold war rage on. So while Shahrukh and Gauri Khan, Karan Johar and Kajal Anand went to Saif Ali Khan's birthday bash (with girlfriend Kareena Kapoor playing hostess) at Four Seasons in Worli, Salman Khan and his family headed in the opposite direction — towards Subhash Ghai's party (celebrating his wife Rehana's birthday) at the Marriott, Juhu.
Says a guest present at the party, "The war between Salman and Shahrukh is definitely on and so are the camps (check guest lists for Saif's and Ghai's parties). While Shahrukh drove in with Sussanne Roshan (Hrithik's wife), Gauri and Farah Aqueel Ali (Zayed Khan's sister); Salman's brother Arbaaz Khan, who had initially gone for Subhashji's party, came to Saif and Kareena's party too, but much later. When Arbaaz and Malaika walked in they sat in separate groups along with Amrita Arora and her boyfriend Shakeel Ladak, Atul and Alvira Agnihotri, Dino Morea and Lara Dutta while SRK, Karan, Gauri, Sussanne, Farah, SRK's sister, Shenaz sat in another with Kareena and Saif dividing their time between both."
The source adds, "It was a small, intimate get-together for friends and family with Saif and Kareena calling up people personally. It was a drinks-and-dinner party and everybody who attended had a rocking time! Kareena wanted to make it a special evening for Saif. It was definitely more organised and better than Katrina's birthday party, marred by the infamous SRK-Salman fight." Sallu's folks present?
Adds the source, "Though Salman was invited by both Kareena (she's acting in his home production Main Aur Mrs Khanna) and Saif, he chose to stay away as did his sister Arpita and brother Sohail Khan and his wife Seema. They attended Ghai's party instead. Kareena's best friend Amrita Arora went public for the first time with her new boyfriend, Shakeel Ladak as did Dino and Lara who came together. Kareena had also invited her Kambakht Ishq producer Sajid Nadiadwala but he was down with viral fever and couldn't come."