Karan Johar has never hid the fact that he is a total momma’s boy. In fact, he revels in this realisation. He has also shared the important role played by his mother in life and the way his beliefs were shaped by hers in his growing years. Like any other doting mom, Hiroo Johar has been with Karan in his ups and downs and the filmmaker professed his love for her and dad Yash after he dedicated his film, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham for them! So clearly, it is all about loving your family for the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director and therefore, he left no stone unturned to make sure that mommy Hiroo enters a landmark year of 25 with a lot of grace, pomp and festivity amidst her loved ones.
Karan sent who’s who of Bollywood a handcrafted invite complete with an ornamental cake, flowers, wine bottle and other goodies and made sure that all his guests have a great time. Kajol made an appearance at KJo’s home after a long time, rekindling their old friendship. It was heartening to see them together after their much publicised fight last year. Karan’s constants Kareena Kapoor, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Karisma Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, among others. The guest list also included veteran stars Waheeda Rehman, Neetu Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Rima Jain, Gauri Khan and Jaya Bachchan.
The celebration was at a Bandra five-star, decorated with Hiroo Johar’s favourite flowers, a profusion of pink and purple, but the celebrations had already begun the previous night as a cake was cut at Karan’s residence to the birthday song at the stroke of midnight.
“The party kicked off at around 1 pm. On the menu were Hiroo’s favorite Chinese and Indian dishes. She cut a three-tier cake which was preceded by the screening of an audio-visual chronicling moments from Karan’s childhood days to Hiroo Johar’s latest pictures with her grandchildren, Yash and Roohi. The twins joined in for the cake cutting,” informed a guest. The guest said that singer Zarir Warden of One Empire band performed Hiroo’s favourite Elvis Presley hits while Sonu Nigam kept the revellers entertained for an hour, cajoling Waheeda, Honey Irani, Shabana and Javed to join him on stage.
“Sonu sang songs like “Lag Ja Gale”, “Kal Ho Na Ho” and “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” among other evergreen chartbusters, a song list that had been put together by Karan himself. Karan had requested Sonu to perform live two months ago and both his mother and he got teary-eyed when Sonu crooned the Kal Ho Na Ho title track and “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin” from Agneepath. Kajol and Tanisha cheered and danced to the lively tracks,” added the source.
Shabana Azmi sang “Ajeeb Daasatan Hai Yeh” from Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai . She had spontaneously joined Sonu and it was hardly a performance.
“Hiroo loves Hindi film songs and Sonu was marvelous. We were clapping, cheering and doing Shammi Kapoor movements or so we thought!” said Shabana Azmi.“What the guests made of it is best not revealed,” she laughed, adding that Hiroo and Javed have been friends for years and she fondly calls him Jadu which only his close friends do and he loves her. “I know her largely through him. She is spontaneous, warm and I love Karan’s relationship with her because they are forever taking the mickey out of each other and yet love each other madly.”
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