At Rock On director Abhishek Kapoor's birthday (August 6) party last week, Sussanne Roshan played peacemaker between star wives Gauri and Twinkle.
Says an eyewitness at Abhishek aka Gattu's party, "Twinkle was sitting in a corner with a group of friends that included Bobby Deol's wife Tanya. Suzy (as her friends call her) and Gauri were on the dance floor."
Mrs Roshan has become part of Mrs Khan's girl gang in the last one year and their husbands too have become friends. Meanwhile, the friction between King Khan and Khiladi Kumar is legendary. The line between friends, filmmakers and cliques are clearly marked and the line is never crossed. Enter do-gooder Sussanne.
When Mrs Roshan, who has been friends with Twinkle for years, spotted her across the room, she rushed to greet her and drag her to meet Shahrukh Khan's biwi. Though Gauri and Tina are both close to industrialist Sunny Dewan's wife Anu, they've maintained an icy distance from each other.
The source adds, "However Sussanne wants her two fav gal pals to bond and decided to do her bit to make this possible. Initially, there was an awkward silence between Mrs K and Mrs K, but by the end of the evening, they were chatting warmly."
Not best of pals
Much later, Akki's biwi joined her friends and then exited the party. Gauri remained behind with Bhavna (Chunky) Pandey and left for home at 4 am. But this doesn't mean T and G are the new BFFs in town.
An insider explains, "The rivalry between their husbands will ensure that never happens. Also fashion mags often compare them to each other, so there is some weird competition going on between them. But as long as they can manage to be cordial with each other, it will make common friends happy so they don't have to choose and prove their loyalty."
Other guests at the party included Dino Morea-Nandita Mahtani and Arjun Rampal-Mehr Jessia.