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Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, November 23, 2012
Come November 26, and Arjun Rampal turns 40. But the model-turned-actor will be busy shooting for Nikhil Advani’s D-Day outside Mumbai. So, instead of a party in the city, the actor is set to throw a big bash in Morocco during the Marrakech International Film Festival that begins on November 29, instead.

“Arjun will host a big party there. And since almost half of the industry will be present at the fest, including Hrithik and Sussanne Roshan, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Karan Johar among others, it will be a party to look forward to. We aren’t sure if Shah Rukh Khan will attend the party since he will be there only for a day, but Gauri is flying down for Arjun’s bash,” says an insider.

And it’s not just Bollywood glitterati. Several members of the fashion and party circuit, who are close to the Rampals, will also be present.

“Arjun’s close friends from the fashion industry, including Rohit Bal, Kajal Anand and Surily Goel are attending,” says the insider. Arjun’s wife Mehr will be flying to Morocco a couple of days earlier to make sure that all the arrangements are in place.

When contacted, Arjun — who is busy shooting in the Rann of Kutch — refuses to comment on his birthday plans. “I am not talking about it at all,” says the actor. But we hear that invitations are already being sent out.