Besides Shahrukh, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Chunky Pandey, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif and Karan Johar were also present for the party. This provoked the members of Shiv Sena, who slammed him through their newspaper. Sena's paper told that several prominent personalities had decided to forgo their birthday and Guru Poornima celebrations to mourn for the blasts. Even actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had declined to receive an honour bestowed upon her by the French Government on the day of the blasts.
“But, Shahrukh did not have the sentiment to cancel the party," read the paper. Immediately after the blasts, Shahrukh had expressed his grief on Twitter. “En route India and Mumbai...I am devastated and saddened by the loss in my city. May Allah bless us..want to be there as quickly as possible."