Courtesy: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Bombay Dyeing scion Ness Wadia threw a surprise party for his actress-girlfriend Preity Zinta, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Worli, on January 31.
Conspicuous by their absence were Ness's parents, Nusli and Maureen Wadia.
Says a source was present at the party, "I was there till 2 am, and till then, Nusli and Maureen hadn't come. The cake was fantastic; it was called Princess Preity and was shaped like a princess's crown. Ness's princess came attired casually, in a blue denim skirt, top and boots, as she was clueless about the bash. Ness had personally called and invited everybody."
Who was there?
Some of the other guests who attended the bash were Gauri Khan (without party-partner Karan Johar, who is busy with his film); hubby Shah Rukh was supposed to come but dropped out when Paheli lost out on the Oscar nominations.
Bobby Deol, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Queenie Dhody, Neelam, Manish Malhotra, Arun Nayyar (without Liz Hurley), Tania Zaetta and Saif Ali Khan's girlfriend, Rosa (he is shooting in Lucknow for Othello), T-Series owner Bhushan Kumar, with wife, Riteish Deshmukh and Dino Morea were some of the other guests.
Preity's buddies and co-stars in Janeman, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, and directors Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan (who's choreographing Janeman) were noticeably absent. Farah is busy shooting for Indian Idol till February 6.
Sajid Nadiadwala, a friend of the actress and the producer of Janeman, was present at the party.
He said, "It was a surprise bash for Preity, thrown by Ness. Preity didn't know; she came at 12 am herself. Ness, too, was casually attired, in pyjamas. I didn't know it was a surprise either. I had just dropped in to say hi, and hadn't got Wardha (his wife) along.
Preity is a very good actress and a wonderful person - very caring and straightforward. She's open and friendly, a good buddy to have."
The third schedule of Janeman will commence this month; 70 per cent of the film is complete.