From family get-togethers to house-warming parties, Bollywood is all set to usher in Diwali in style.
Shah Rukh Khan threw a Diwali party at his residence a day after his birthday bash which was held at a lounge bar in Bandra, featuring a lot of celebrities from the industry.
Kangana Ranaut will celebrate with her family in Manali. This will be her first Diwali at her new house in the hills, which she has named Kartik Nivas. The actress had taken great interest in setting up the plush pad and is keen to see how it looks bedecked with festive lights.
“My entire family will come together this Diwali,” she said. “My brother is introducing us to his girlfriend and making the relationship official, so we wanted to be together on this special day. It’s also my nephew Prithvi Raj’s first Diwali. Since he’s just a baby we will avoid noisy crackers,” she said.
It has been snowing in Manali, and Kangana is carrying her favourite vintage wine. “My grand piano, a song and wine is my idea of a party, so in a sense I will be partying this Diwali.”
Once she returns from the three-day trip, she will resume the post-production work for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. After that, Kangana will start working on the movie Panga from November 9 in Bhopal. It’s a 25-day schedule and she will be seen as a kabaddi player.
Shilpa Shetty at the Diwali party at her home in Mumbai Image: Yogen Shah
Actress Shilpa Shetty too held a Diwali party for her friends. Some of the celebrities who attended were Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Preity Zinta, R. Madhavan and Ekta Kapoor.
Ekta was seen dressed in a blue lehenga, while Madhavan came with his wife Sarita Bijre. Television stars Karishma Tanna, Karan Kundrra, Anita Hassanandani and Anusha Dandekar also attended.
Salman Khan at Shilpa Shetty’s Diwali bash Image: Yogen Shah
Aamir Khan — whose Thugs of Hindostan is releasing on November 8 — will not have a Diwali bash. The actor said: “I am not having a Diwali party as November 7 is my wife Kiran’s birthday and it is only going to be a private get-together.”