Bollywood A-listers queued up to meet American television mogul and talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey at a private party hosted in her honour on her maiden India visit. Dressed in an orange color sari, Oprah, who is here for 'Next Chapter' a new series of her famous talk show, attended the star-studded party organised by socialite Parmeshwar Godrej last night.
The Oprah party saw several biggies including Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya, Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Priety Zinta, Lara Dutta, Shilpa Shetty, Anil Kapoor, Imran Khan, Neha Dhupia, Sameera Reddy, Dino Morea, novelist Shobha De, and jewelry designer Farah Khan Ali among others, who went gaga over her and were all click-happy.
The Bachchan-Oprah connection goes back to 2005, when Aishwarya made her first appearance on the 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'. In 2009, she was invited again with her hubby Abhishek to the show. However, before attending the party, Oprah Winfrey met the Bachchans at their residence in suburban Mumbai.
Excited Amitabh Bachchan, who drove Oprah from her residence to the party, tweeted, "The gracious Oprah Winfrey visits our home, to meet us and bless the baby...warm hearted, endearing...drive her to the party in her honour. And Oprah in sari..looking lovely!!"
Pregnant Lara Dutta seemed to be very excited to meet Oprah. On her Twitter page, the ecstatic actress posted a picture of her with Oprah and Shahrukh and wrote, "@Oprah and @iamsrk, two people I absolutely adore! Thankyou for making my day! Now can go into labour happily!"
Posting a picture with Oprah, actress Neha Dhupia, says, "With @Oprah .... She is oh so charming." "Tonight was dinner at the Godrej House with Oprah Winfrey. Nice to see her wear a beautiful Sari. Also nice to see Ash out after so long!" actress Priety Zinta said.
Actress Sameera Reddy also tweeted, "My God! Oprah Winfrey is the warmest most down to earth person I have ever met! What a personality! I'm thrilled!"