Many Bollywood biggies attended the launch of the new multi designer store Ahakzai by Alvira Khan Agnihotri, sister of Bollywood actor Salman Khan, and her friend Ashley Rebello in Mumbai, India on October 27, 2013.
Alvira Khan, Sushila Charak – mother of actor Salman Khan and Sharmila Thackeray wife of Raj Thackeray
A host of celebs made their way down to the store to show their support, mostly friends and family of the Khans.
Arbaaz Khan with his wife Malaika Arora Khan at Ahakzai by Alvira Khan Store Launch
Arbaaz Khan was there with his wife actress Malaika Arora Khan. Also present were actor Salman Khan’s mother Sushila Charak, Sohail Khan with his wife Seema Khan, and Arpita Khan. The latter tweeted that she had a great time at the store and had ended up doing a lot of shopping.
Sohail Khan with his wife Seema Khan at Ahakzai by Alvira Khan Store Launch
A number of B-town beauties arrived sans beaus including Mallika Sherawat, Sophie Choudhry and Urmila Matondkar. Maria Goretti too came alone without hubby Arshad Warsi.
Other guests included Maheep Kapoor, Anu Dewan and Tanya Deol. Politics too was represented with the arrival of Sharmila Thackeray, Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray’s wife.
Fashion designer Ashley Rebello and Alvira Agnihotri at Ahakzai by Alvira Store Launch
Although Salman did not attend the launch, he said at an interview just a day ago that he could not imagine being dressed by anyone other than Alvira and Ashley, that they understood his style sense, and that anyone who associated with them would very likely have the same rapport and customized experience.
The store was not something that had been planned, revealed Alvira. She and Ashley, who have been the brains behind Salman’s wardrobe for years now, had just thought that they would like to put out a line of their own clothing and the store just grew out of that. They both decided that they wanted the store to open just as the Indian festive season was about to come to an end. There will be a sale on all items for a limited time.
Ahakzai will stock not just Alvira and Ashley’s own line but also those of several designers from across the country as well as limited lines like Mini Mathur’s handloom sari collection which she designed exclusively for the store.
Mallika Sherawat at Ahakzai by Alvira Khan Store Launch
Urmila Mathondkar at Ahakzai Store Launch
Urmila Mathondkar at Ahakzai by Alvira Khan Store Launch
Sophie Choudry at Ahakzai by Alvira Khan Store Launch