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Amitabh Bachchan's birthday bash was fun, say guests

IANS  Mumbai, October 11, 2012
First Published: 16:00 IST(11/10/2012) | Last Updated: 16:31 IST(11/10/2012)

It was dance, music and masti galore at Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday bash, says Shah Rukh Khan who shook a leg with the "birthday boy". Vishal Dadlani called it a "stellar party" and for Karan Johar it was a beautiful blend of nostalgia, reverence and legendary acknowledgement.

Bollywood celebrities can't stop raving about the fun they had while ushering in Amitabh's 70th birthday Wednesday at the Reliance Media Works, Film City, Goregaon.

Big B turns 70 on Thursday.

Here`s what the guests have to say:

Salim Merchant: Nice speeches by the family, Yash Chopra especially Javed Akhtar's speech was heartwarming! Karan Johar was a fab master of ceremony. And it ended with a mashup of Bachchan's biggest hits on the dance floor! I'll always cherish this party.

Shah Rukh Khan: Danced with Amitji and Jaya aunty to all the songs I have grown up listening. Too much fun. Thanks Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya for the warmth.

Picture: Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan
Karan Johar: The B70 bash was a beautiful blend of nostalgia, reverence and legendary acknowledgement... SrBachchan has a legacy of abundant goodwill....

Vishal Dadlani: Feet hurt, voice hoarse, heart full of love for Amitabh Bachchan, Mrs. (Jaya) Bachchan, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya! Stellar hosts, stellar party! Happy Birthday Sir! There can only ever be one 'Amitabh Bachchan'! Much love and respect, always!

Madhuri Dixit: Had an amazing time at Amitji's party. Was a re-union of sorts. Got to spend time with so many of my friends! It was great seeing everyone! It was an honour to be in the presence of so many talented people. It brought back so many amazing memories. Looking forward to more!

Riteish Deshmukh: Love and respect to the entire Bachchan family for hosting such a gracious function last night, specially Jaya aunty. everything was mesmerizing.

Kailash Kher: What an epic birthday bash... a true larger than life kind of experience... God Bless you sir.

Sanjay Gupta: Sir Happy Birthday and thank you for a fantabulous party. Wishing you health and happiness.

Arshad Warsi: Mr Bachchan`s party last night was absolutely amazing, it was great to see the entire film industry under one roof....

Ranganathan Madhavan: The most wonderful evening yesterday... Whatever the Bachchans do has to be classy and this was right up there. Met the industry after the longest time, but the highlight was to realise that I was part of the industry as the same time as Mr. Bachchan.

Kunal Kohli: What a great party. Party is the wrong word. Event. To celebrate Bachchan`s bday. Honoured to be there. He`s a legend. He`s the ultimate hero. He`s Amitabh Bachchan.

Raj Kundra: Many many happy returns of the day sir. Thank you for a lovely party. Love and respect.

Who was present
Who attended the party? Everyone who is anyone! Well, everyone except for the three Khans, who seemed conspicuous by their absence.
Black Magic Woman: Deepika Padukone

Celebrities like Karan Johar and mother Hiroo, business tycoon Mukesh Ambani's mother Kokilaben, late actor Shammi Kapoor's wife and son Aditya Raj Kapoor and others arrived to the main gate in a golf cart-like vehicle. Shashi Kapoor came on a wheel chair.

Shah Rukh Khan arrived with wife Gauri

Also present at the bash were Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Pran, Jeetendra, Waheeda Rehman, Prem Chopra, Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu, Moushmi Chatterjee, Aruna Irani, Yash Chopra with wife Pamela, Sridevi with husband Boney Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, Jeetendra, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Priety Zinta, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Bau, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit with husband, Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Anil Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Govinda.

Apart from the film industry, others who came to greet the actor included Anil Ambani, Aditya Godrej, Kumar Manglam Birla, Mulayam Singh Yadav with son Akhilesh, Chaggan Bhujbal, Uddhav Thackeray with wife and son.

The other superstar: Rajinikanth

Gifts & Wishes for Big B
He has everything. But I have all my love for him - Tabu

Blessings - Waheeda

May God wish him good life and good health - Rajinikanth

Well, we're all here, the whole city's here to wish him - Anil Kapoor

I've just come for the love of Amitji - Shilpa Shetty

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DATE: October 10
DRESS CODE: Dresscode for men would be tuxedos

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