Recession-proof Bollywood, now back on its feet, thanks to several Rs 100 crore blockbusters, seems determined to end the year with a lot of celebrations. The latest is Imran Khan’s house-warming bash on Saturday (December 22), which saw a bevy of filmstars partying till late night. Imran and wife Avantika played the perfect hosts, while Aamir Khan and wife Kiran, who looking ravishing in a fitted dress, also looked after the guests personally. Aamir’s ex-wife, Reena, looking dazzling in a red sari, came with daughter Ira. The guest list included Karan Johar, Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, Alvira Khan, among others.
The sprawling lawn of Imran’s newly acquired bungalow at Pali Hill, called the NH Bungalow, once belonged to his grandfather Nasir Hussain. Naturally, the place still has a certain old-world charm to it.
Aamir explained the cinematic lineage of the house, saying that in several of his uncle Hussain’s films, such as Teesri Manzil (1966) and Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), the parties were shot on the same lawn. “There are very few such bungalows with cinematic history left now. Yusuf Sahab’s (Dilip Kumar) bungalow, DevAnand’s, Raj Kapoor and Saira Banu’s bungalows have strong ties with cinema. These places have such lovely history to it,” said Aamir.