Ekta Kapoor is leaving no stone unturn-ed for her next production, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara (OUATIMD). The latest we’ve heard is that she will be hosting a grand iftar party on August 6 at a five-star hotel in the city.
A source says, “The invitations are going out to all the biggest names in Bollywood. Many top-level politicians and government officials are also expected at the bash.” “The iftar daawat will be a huge celebration. Besides Ekta and Tusshar (Kapoor), Akshay (Kumar), Sonakshi (Sinha), Imran (Khan), Milan (Luthria, director), Shatruji (Shatrughan Sinha) and Jeetuji (Jeetendra) are also extending personal invitations for the bash,” says Tanuj Garg, CEO, Balaji Motion Pictures. Buzz is that the party will be attended by as many as 400-500 people.
Ekta has also planned a gala entertainment programme for the guests. The source informs,“There will be a qawwali performance and the décor will have an Arabic theme.” The food menu will comprise traditional Eid delicacies. “Dates will be served to break the roza. For dinner, there will be many Mughlai specialties served such as Handi Biryani and Kebabs,” adds the insider.
Coincidentally, Emraan Hashmi, who played the role of Shoaib in the film’s prequel, will also be present to extend his support. “To be associated with the Once Upon a Time... franchise has been hugely exciting. I look forward to the party and wish the team all the luck,” says Hashmi.