When director Farah Khan beckons, B-Town follows. So when she was roped in to direct a show for Triumph lingerie, all of B-Town showed up to cheer her.
Thorsten Allenstein of Triumph, says, "We wanted the show to have an international concept with a dose of Mumbai masala. Farah fitted the bill."
Farah adds, "The grand scale of the show really excited. I know that there's a stigma attached to a lingerie brand show but it was a classy and spectacular event."
The director is overwhelmed by all her friends from the industry who showed up to support her show, "I was touched especially with Sush-mita and Mallika Sherawat turning up, as they make rare appearances. Shah Rukh was shooting for Rab De but he asked me after pack-up, if he could still come. But by that time, the show was over, so I advised him not to."She says she had a big scale for the show because of Karan Johar, "He always used to shout at me that I don't give scale to my songs so I guess I have learnt that from him. It meant a lot that Karan, who was attending Pooja Shetty's mehndi dressed in an Indian outfit, went home, changed and came specially for my show."
Sharmilla Khanna and Bhavna Pandey organised the delicious menu which had everything from duck to pork, chicken, prawns, paneer, paté and wine.
Mallika Sherawat looked stunning in her little black Dolce & Gabbana dress, with white Chanel shoes.Karan Johar (Shah Rukh Khan's best friend) and Sajid Nadiadwala (Salman Khan's best friend) initially looked coldly at each other but in the presence of many had no choice but to hug each other.Farah's husband Shirish Kunder looked dapper in a hat. Nadiadwala and he appear to have forgotten their Jaan-E-Mann woes as both were seen chatting away merrily.
Hrithik Roshan's wife Sussanne wore a teeny blue number (we like it, Sue!). Malaika Arora Khan, was out of town but hubby Arbaaz attended with sister Arpita and Alvira.
Chunky Pandey was seen arguing with one of the presenters when asked to quit smoking at the venue."Vivek Oberoi had a blast. He told us later, "I loved the show. I think Farah did a great job! I loved the combination of the Nashik dhols with the girls in lingerie — a very unexpected and interesting mix."Harman Baweja came with Amrita Rao (and not good friend, Priyanka Chopra). Farah was heard ribbing Harman that he and Amrita had deliberately come together to promote their film Victory.
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