Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Bachan's and stars at Om Shanti Om Premiere

Even though its premiere is scheduled to take place in London, Shah Rukh Khan organized a special screening of his keenly-anticipated film OM SHANTI OM for the crème de la crème of the film industry on Tuesday [6th November] night at Yash Raj Studios.

All speculation about the Bachchan – SRK cold war seems nullified as Amitabh accompanied by son Abhishek Bachchan made a point to attend the screening of the film. Rishi Kapoor’s presence came as a surprise because his son’s debut film SAAWARIYA is also slated for release this Friday, but Rishi is an integral part of O.S.O. Also present at the screening was Rekha, who seldom makes an appearance at film events these days.

Saif Ali Khan walked in with his kids and Kareena Kapoor, while Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra made an entry together. Priyanka had mehndi on her hands…. “I’ve come straight from the shoot of GOD TUSSI GREAT HO. Don’t think otherwise,” she jokingly corrected me.

The guest-list included Yash Chopra, Ravi Chopra, Karan Johar, Ashutosh Gowariker, David Dhawan, Subhash Ghai, Kunal Kohli, Sajid Khan, Ratan and Ganesh Jain of Venus, Ramesh Taurani of Tips, Vidya Balan, Lara Dutta, Amisha Patel, Urmila Matondkar, Neelam, Sanjay Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Shabbir Boxwala, Milap Zaveri, distributor Anil Thadani with wife Raveena Tandon, Dino Morea, Rakesh and Ajai Acharya of Baba Films, Mimoh Chakraborty with mom Yogita…

A number of film-makers showered compliments on Deepika Padukone, who was present till the screening concluded. Shah Rukh and Farah Khan played excellent hosts, personally receiving each and every guest and staying at the venue till the very end.

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