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Shahid surprises his friends with a party

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The I-don't-like-to-party Shahid Kapoor is learning to unwind and enjoy himself. Says a close friend of Shahid, "Last Saturday after his ad shoot in Goa for a luggage brand, Shahid hosted a surprise barbecue party on the lawns of his villa at the Taj Aguada. It was a party for close friends and acquaintances. Shahid, being a stickler for details, organised everything himself from the food to the wine."

Shahid admits, "Yes, I had a party for all my friends here in Goa. I just wanted to have a get-together. We all had a superb time! Now I am back in Mumbai and have started shooting for Vishal's (Bharadwaj) Kaminay."

A friend of the actor reveals details about the party, "There were hammocks and a huge bonfire. Though Shahid is strictly vegetarian, there were people in the party who weren't, so there were non-veg dishes on the menu as well. The food included barbecued and grilled paneer with a variety of sauces, grilled fish and chicken. There was even a bar set up and Shahid even played bartender. It was great to see Shahid in such a fun and totally chilled out mood."

The friend continues, "Shahid's party list included his trainer Abbas who travels with him everywhere, a few foreign models who feature in the ad, the ad crew, director Ken Ghosh, choreographer Ahmed Khan (with wife Saira), and some unit and cast members from Tips like producer Ramesh Taurani, Vatsal Sheth, and Sharman Joshi, who were shooting in Goa at the time, and a couple of Shahid's very close friends."

Says Shasha's friend, "As the DJ, Shahid played hip-hop tracks, his own hits, retro Hindi film songs, Justin Timberlake and songs from Amitabh Bachchan's films. Ken Ghosh challenged Shahid and Ahmed Khan to an impromptu dance contest. Shahid was voted the winner by the girls. Everyone had a blast and the party rocked till till 4 am. Every time the contestants would get tired they would do bench presses to get the adrenalin flowing."

Says Ken, "Yes Shahid held a very impromptu party. I had gone to Goa to discuss the dates for our shooting in December. It was a get-together for the unit of Kismet Connection (produced by Tips) old friends getting back together after the Toronto shoot last year. I wouldn't say Shahid won he was the mediator. As far as who's the winner well the jury's still out on the winner. We will have the best of 3 parties and decide!"

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