Bollywood actress Sridevi turned 50 on August 13. Her husband Boney Kapoor threw a huge birthday party for her at the Alibi Lounge in Mumbai on August 17 which was attended by the bigwigs of B-town as well as several politicians and a few businessmen.
The party was also meant to be a celebration of the success of Sridevi’s comeback film English Vinglish and the prestigious Padma Shri title which was conferred on her earlier this year. So it was no ordinary bash. Indeed, the entrance was laid out with a red carpet and the guests added all the razzle dazzle necessary to turn the evening into one of unending style, glamour and pizzazz. Check out some of the celebs who made their way to the do.
We know Hema Malini loves her saris but we’re really glad she set them aside and opted for an anarkali this time. She looked years younger in her gold and bronze outfit with silver embroidery.
Hema Malini at Sridevi’s 50th Birthday Bash
Huma Qureshi went full-on Western with her look for the event in cropped black pants, an embellished black top and a printed blazer. The most fun element of her look was her fuchsia footwear.
Huma Qureshi at Sridevi’s 50th Birthday Bash
Bollywood actress Lara Dutta was relaxed but stunning in a one-shoulder blue gown with a flowy skirt. Delicate strappy glittery heels, a pair of silver danglers and a tiny silver clutch complemented the cool shade of her dress. Although we love the latter, it’s so very small that we wonder what could fit in there.
Mahesh Bhupathi with wife Lara Dutta at Sridevi’s 50th Birthday Bash
She was accompanied by hubby Mahesh Bhupathi who was simply too casual in blue jeans and a black shirt.
Director Rakesh Roshan and his wife Pinky Roshan were also in attendance. She looked like she was having a lot of fun in her black, knee-length peplum dress and black shoes. He, meanwhile, kept things really simple in black pants and an un-tucked blue shirt.
Rakesh Roshan with wife Pinky Roshan at Sridevi’s 50th Birthday Bash
Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor showed up in, thankfully, pantsuits sans the ties. Rishi went with black, choosing a pleasant peach shirt to complement it, and Randhir chose a blue blazer over grey pants and a light blue shirt. Both gents looked dapper as ever! It’s so nice when the boys choose to dress up.
Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor at Sridevi’s 50th Birthday Bash
Riteish Deshmukh was a bit of a disappointment on the fashion front in black pants and a white shirt with black detailing on the buttons. But wife Genelia D`Souza picked up the slack in a beautiful Gauri and Nainika dress, red with a black lace peplum overlay. She rounded off her look with black peep-toes and a black clutch.
Riteish Deshmukh with wife Genelia D’Souza at Sridevi’s 50th Birthday Bash
Shilpa Shetty turned up with husband Raj Kundra. They were both dressed a little too young for their age, she in a black tuxedo dress with a flirty skirt and he wearing a glossy-finish grey blazer over jeans and a casual black tee.
Shilpa Shetty with her husband Raj Kundra at Sridevi’s 50th Birthday Bash
Former beauty queen Sushmita Sen was a fashion-lover’s delight in a black and blue outfit that showed off her incredible figure. Her dress fell to just below her knees, imitating a black pencil skirt and a panelled blue blouse when it was actually just one piece. She carried a large patent black clutch and rounded off the look with gold ankle-strap heels.
Sushmita Sen at Sridevi’s 50th Birthday Bash
Of all the beauties on the red carpet that evening, she is one of our favourites!
Other guests at the veteran actor’s birthday bash included Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Amar Singh (who helped arrange the party), Salman Khurshid, Subhash Chandra, Praful Patel, Anup Jalota with wife Medha, Sonal Chauhan, Juhi Chawla with hubby Jay Mehta, Chunky Pandey with wife Bhavna, Fardeen Khan, Shamita Shetty, Esha Deol with hubby Bharat Takhtani, Manoj Bajpayee, Adnan Sami with wife Roya Faryabi, Anupam Kher, Madhru Bhandarkar, Vinod Khanna with wife Kavita, Yuvraj Singh, Deepti Bhatnagar, Shweta Salve, Rahul Mahajan, Ankita Shorey, Kumar Taurani, Girish Taurani, Sohail Khan with wife Seema Sachdev, Abbas-Mustan all aglow in white, Anu Malik with wife Anju, Rajkumar Santoshi and Satish Kaushik. Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan were both supposed to attend as well but couldn’t make it at the very last minute. Oh, well, they certainly missed out!
Happy Birthday, Sridevi!