KJo's besties Kajol, Rani, Bebo sans SRK at his mother Hiroo’s 75th b’day bash

Indian film director Karan Johar made mother Hiroo Johar 's 75th birthday a day to remember. Karan threw a lavish bash for her birthday and invited the industry friends too. The celebration was kept at a Bandra five-star, decorated with Hiroo Johar's favourite flowers, a profusion of pink and purple, but the celebrations had already begun the previous night as a cake was cut at Karan's residence to the birthday song at the stroke of midnight.

Amongst the first to arrive at the birthday bash was none other than Kajol, with whom Karan Johar had broken all ties in the wake of SHIVAAY and AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL ugly clash. Karan Johar even in his biography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, which was freshly launched just after their films’ clash, had mentioned, “I don’t have a relationship with Kajol anymore. We’ve had a fallout. Something happened that disturbed me deeply which I will not talk about because it’s something that I like to protect and feel it would not be fair to her or to me. After two and half decades, Kajol and I don’t talk at all. We just acknowledge each other, say ‘hello’ and walk past.” Though Karan swore to never even cross paths with Kajol, but months later they were back to being thick friends. And now they are part of each other’s lives, parties, jubilation, etc. Karan even clicked selfies with his 25-year old friend Kajol, whom he directed in KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI.

Besides Kajol, KJo’s yet another bestie Rani Mukerji, who was also part of KKHH, along with several others like Kajol’s sister Tanishaa Mukerji, Natasha Poonawala, Tina Ambani, Kareena Kapoor Khan returned the following day. Amongst others who attended Hiroo Johar's special day were Karan’s ‘student’ Sidharth Malhotra, Shabana Azmi with Javed Akhtar who sang songs, veteran actress Waheeda Rehman, Shobha Kapoor, Shweta Bachchan who returned with mom Jaya and daughter Navya Naveli and Karan's all time bestie Manish Malhotra.

However, Karan’s closest friends Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan were missing from the bash.

“The party kicked off at around 1 pm. On the menu were Hiroo’s favorite Chinese and Indian dishes. She cut a three-tier cake which was preceded by the screening of an audio-visual chronicling moments from Karan’s childhood days to Hiroo Johar's latest pictures with her grandchildren, Yash and Roohi. The twins joined in for the cake cutting,” informed a guest. The guest said that singer Zarir Warden of One Empire band performed Hiroo’s favourite Elvis Presley hits while Sonu Nigam kept the revellers entertained for an hour, cajoling Waheeda, Honey Irani, Shabana and Javed to join him on stage.

“Sonu sang songs like “Lag Ja Gale”, “Kal Ho Na Ho” and “Gaata Rahe Mera Dil” among other evergreen chartbusters, a song list that had been put together by Karan himself. He had requested Sonu to perform live two months ago and both his mother and he got teary-eyed when Sonu crooned the Kal Ho Na Ho title track and “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin” from AGNEEPATH. Kajol and Tanisha cheered and danced to the lively tracks,” added the source.

Shabana Azmi sang “Ajeeb Daasatan Hai Yeh” from DIL APNA AUR PREET PARAI. She had spontaneously joined Sonu and it was hardly a performance. “Hiroo loves Hindi film songs and Sonu was marvellous. We were clapping, cheering and doing Shammi Kapoor movements or so we thought! says Shabana Azmi What the guests made of it is best not revealed,” she laughed, adding that Hiroo and Javed have been friends for years and she fondly calls him Jadu which only his close friends do and he loves her. “I know her largely through him. She is spontaneous, warm and I love Karan’s relationship with her because they are forever taking the mickey out of each other and yet love each other madly.”

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