Inside Big B's 70th birthday party

Updated: October 11, 2012 13:19 IST

Everybody who's anybody in Bollywood helped Amitabh Bachchan bring in his 70th birthday with a gala party. Celebrity chefs Ritu Dalmia and Marut Sikka cooked up a sit down feast for 800 odd guests. Among them were Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi.

Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Everybody who's anybody in Bollywood helped Amitabh Bachchan bring in his 70th birthday with a gala party. Celebrity chefs Ritu Dalmia and Marut Sikka cooked up a sit down feast for 800 odd guests. Among them were Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Perfect couple: Jaya Bachchan and Big B.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was in black formals. He worked with Mr Bachchan in Hum.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Amitabh Bachchan poses for a family photograph with wife Jaya Bachchan, daughter Shweta Nanda, grandson Agastye, son-in-law Nikhil Nanda, son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Shah Rukh Khan, Big B's co-star in films like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, was in attendance with his wife Gauri who looked ravishing.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Aishwarya and Abhishek pose for a photo together. Ash looked gorgeous in a golden anarkali.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi came with his wife, son Ram Charan Teja and daughter-in-law Upasana Kamineni. Ram Charan Teja will be reprising Big B's role in role in the remake of 1973 hit Zanjeer, the film that made Big B a star.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Aishwarya Rai takes legendary actor Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu inside the party venue.

Dilip Kumar had played Big B's father in Shakti.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor arrives in a wheelchair. He was Amitabh Bachchan's co-star in movies like Deewar, Shaan and Trishul and Namak Halaal to name a few.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Vidya Balan, who played Big B's mother in Paa, was ravishing in a red sari.
Bipasha Basu was stunning in a strapless flowing gown. Bipasha played Big B's daughter in Aetbaar.
Kajol walked in hand-in-hand with husband Ajay Devgn. Kajol appeared in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham with Big B, Ajay co-starred with him in Major Saab.
Sonakshi Sinha was a scene stealer in her blue dress with a broad pink border.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
The ideal bahu Aishwarya touches Saira Banu's feet while Dilip saab looks on. Saira Banu co-starred with Big B in Zameer, while Dilip saab played his father in Shakti.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Eternal beauties - Madhuri Dixit Nene, with her husband Dr Sriram Nene, and red hot Sridevi with husband Boney Kapoor.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Southern tadka: Big B's Hum co-star Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi and Nagarjuna who came with wife Amala. Nagarjuna had worked with Big B in Khuda Gawah.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Urmila Matondkar, Deepika Padukone and Juhi Chawla look graceful in anarkalis, while Sameera Reddy chose to go western for the big day.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's chairman Anil Ambani, who is a very close friend of Amitabh Bachchan walks in.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Kokilaben Ambani, mother of industrialist brothers Mukesh and Anil, walks in.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Veteran actor Pran, who worked with Amitabh Bachchan in classics like Zanjeer and Don, arrives in a wheelchair.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Big B's leading ladies - Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman and Aruna Irani.

Asha Parekh had worked with Big B in Kaalia, Waheeda Rehman was his co-star in Trishul and Kabhi Kabhie while Aruna Irani worked with him in Bombay To Goa. Also seen, actress Shammi.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's family - Father Krishnaraj Rai, mother Brinda Rai, brother Aditya Rai and sister-in-law Srima.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Frequent collaborators Neetu and Rishi Kapoor, and Shatrughan Sinha with wife Punam and son Luv. Neetu, co-starred with Big B in Adaalat, Parvarish, The Great Gambler and Yaarana while husband Rishi Kapoor played his younger brother in Amar Akbar Anthony, Naseeb.

Shatrughan Sinha, who has just recovered from his heart surgery, had roles with Big B in Dostana, Naseeb and Shaan. He also played a villain in Bombay To Goa.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
These ladies never seem to age: Hema Malini - who costarred with Big B in Satte Pe Satta and Naseeb, Poonam Dhillon - who played Big B's sister in Trishul, Rati Agnihotri - Big B's leading lady in Coolie, and Padmini Kolhapure.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Shilpa Shetty, who co-starred with Mr Bachchan in the film Lal Baadshah, looked lovely in a red gown.

She came with her husband Raj Kundra and sister Shamita Shetty.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Tabu arrives wearing a white salwar kameez. Tabu had worked with Big B in R Balki's movie Cheeni Kum.

Preity Zinta dazzles in Indian wear. She worked with Amitabh Bachchan in Veer Zaara.

The beautiful Sonali Bendre looks lovely in black.

Actress Mahima Chaudhary is radiant in a sari.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
They create magic from behind the camera - Anurag Kashyap with his wife and actress Kalki Koechlin, Vipul Shah - who directed Amitabh Bachchan in Waqt - Race Against Time - Rohit Shetty (Big B did a cameo in his movie Bol Bachchan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali - who directed Big B in Black - Anubhav Sinha, R Balki with his wife Gauri Shinde - who worked with Big B in Cheeni Kum, Paa and English Vinglish - Subhash Ghai, Ashutosh Gowariker, Sooraj Barjatya, and Kunal Kohli.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Danny Denzongpa, the original Kancha Cheena, arrives for the party. Danny worked with Big B in films like Agneepath and Hum.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Big business and powerful politicians: Mulayam Singh and Akhilesh Yadav, and Anil Ambani.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Mr Bachchan's one time competitor Vinod Khanna said: "I wish him all the happiness and good luck."
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Late actor Rajesh Khanna's youngest daughter and actress Rinke Khanna came alone for the bash. Rajesh Khanna was Big B's co-star in the superhit film Anand.

Also seen in the picture is actress Anju Mahendru.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Hrithik Roshan's wife Sussanne Roshan and his mother Pinky Roshan with her father and renowned producer J Om Prakash.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Before she became Mona Darling, Bindu had a role opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Abhimaan.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Actor Puneet Issar, famous for punching Big B on the sets of Coolie which caused a near-fatal injury, poses for the camera at the bash.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Ramesh Sippy, who directed Amitabh Bachchan in the superhit movie Sholay came with his wife and actress Kiran Sippy.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
The Sahara family - Sumanta Roy with his wife Chandni, Subrata Roy's wife Swapna and son Sushanto Roy.

Politicians Praful Patel and Chhagan Bhujbal walk in together.

The Thackeray family - Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi and son Aditya. Also seen in this picture is Smita Thackeray.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Yash Chopra, who directed Amitabh Bachchan in many memorable movies including Deewar, Kabhi Kabhie and Silsila, arrives with wife Pamela
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Karan Johar at the venue with his mother. Karan famously reunited Mr and Mrs Bachchan on screen in family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Director Tinnu Anand, who gave Big B Shahenshah, arrives with his wife.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
The Azmi family at the bash - Cinematographer Baba Azmi with wife and actress Tanvi Azmi, who played Big B's wife in Aarakshan. Mr Bachchan's co-star in Main Azaad Hoon, Shabana Azmi, with her husband and Sholay scriptwriter Javed Akhtar.

Also seen in this picture are Javed Akhtar's ex-wife and scriptwriter Honey Irani with their daughter-in-law, hairstylist Adhuna Akhtar.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Ameesha Patel makes you go green with envy, Prachi Desai looks sexy in a strapless gown. Both Geeta Basra and Sakshi Tanwar go traditional.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Hot men, hotter wives: Sanjay Dutt with Maanyata, Govinda with Sunita, Chunky Pandey with Bhavana and Sunil Shetty with Mana.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Hot couples of today - Genelia with Riteish Deshmukh and Esha Deol with Bharat Takhtani.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
They make the ladies skip a hearbeat: Yesteryear heartthrob Jeetendra and his son and actor Tusshar Kapoor dressed in formalwear. John Abraham and Jackie Shroff never disappoint as far as their red carpet appearances are concerned.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Men in black: Singers Adnan Sami, Sudesh Bhosle, Abhijeet, Babul Suprio, Himesh Reshammiya and Sonu Niigam at the birthday bash.
Inside Big B\'s 70th birthday party
Music director Himesh Reshammiya arrives.

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