New Delhi: The stars shone brighter than usual on Monday night. Director Karan Johar hosted a glittering birthday party for designer Manish Malhotra and the uber-glam guest-list read like a veritable who's who of Bollywood. Manish, who turned 50, counts several celebrities among his friends and clients and Monday's party was attended by Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan, Sridevi and family, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli and many, many others from among the rich and famous. The party was the second such for the birthday boy. Aishwarya, Abhishek and Sridevi helped bring Manish Malhotra's birthday in on Sunday night.
- Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan were also in twos
- Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif had no plus one
- Karan Johar hosted he party for Manish Malhotra
Sunday was relatively casual but it was best fashion foot forward on Sunday. Aishwarya, smiling on Abhishek's arm, wore a white and gold ensemble by Manish. Kareena, pregnant and soon to deliver her first baby, looked sleek in black. Anushka, wearing a black Vizyon dress, smiled for the cameras, hand-in-hand with Virat. Anushka and Virat were also recently spotted together at Yuvraj Singh's wedding.
Katrina Kaif, who was pictured in the Maldives last week with Manish, picked a diaphanous Abu-Sandeep dress with metallic embellishments. Alia Bhatt shimmered in a sequined blazer-dress by Manish. Sonam Kapoor wore a typically fashion forward look by Yanina Couture. Shilpa Shetty wore a velvet Karn Malhotra dress.
Sridevi, wearing a sari, was accompanied by husband Boney Kapoor and both daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi.
Shah Rukh Khan was photographed with the birthday boy and Karan Johar.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda, also in a glittering Abu-Sandeep dress, shared a fashion moment with Katrina. Malaika Arora wore silver Monisha Jaising, Karisma Kapoor was elegant in black and gold Robert Rodriguez.
Also all glammed up were Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari and Athiya Shetty.
Twinkle Khanna, in white BCBG, was escorted by husband Akshay Kumar. Bipasha Basu, wearing black Monsoori, came with husband Karan Singh Grover. Dia Mirza also arrived with husband Sahil Sangha.
Madhuri Dixit and husband Dr Shriram Nene, Tabu looking lovely in a Sabyasachi dress, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor and Sushmita Sen were all on the guest list.
Big business was represented by Nita Ambani, glittering in a ballgown, with husband Mukesh.
Manish Malhotra has dressed many celebrities not just off screen but also in films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.