Those who said Delhi will not see any stars on New Year’s eve can eat their words. Shah Rukh Khan decided to usher in 2010 in Delhi, and more than made up for any lack of star power. And while he was at it, he also made a whopping 5 crores for a 10 minute performance on Thursday night at a private party at Gurgaon’s Umrao Resort. Deepti Sharma, a guest at the bash told HT City, "The party anyway was in full swing with a rocking performance by Sukhwinder Singh but Shah Rukh’s startling entry close to midnight was the biggest surprise. People went berserk. Ladies dumped their plates, men left their drinks and everyone ran towards the stage shouting Shah Rukh Khan aa gaya."
"SRK’s appearance at the party was kept as a totally hush-hush affair by the hosts, who did not want any undue publicity. He is said to have been paid 5 crores for making that appearance," said a source not wanting to be named. The host, however, refused to confirm or comment.
"Shah Rukh danced with Sukhvinder to the tunes of Haule Haule from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Chak De India’s title track," said Deepti, and added, "Shah Rukh was wearing a long black coat with a muffler and sweater inside. He took off his coat and raised his hands up in the air. People went crazy, hooting and whistling, on spotting the famous six pack abs."
The party, high on the glamour quotient with Bollywood and TV stars flown in, was clearly the most lavish display of wealth. With Rolls Royce Ghost and Hummers parked proudly in the arena, the guests, close to three thousand in number, were brought inside the venue in decorated horse carriages after the valets took their cars for parking. Every round table had hi-end imported liquor, juices and dry fruits, with more than 250 varieties of dishes from world cuisine being served for dinner. A coffee bar, with over 20 flavours of hot and cold coffee, a make-shift ice bar kept at a temperature of minus 11 degrees and a counter with over a 100 varieties just of paan were the biggest crowd pullers. There was also a special lavish buffet, in the side lawns, for over 400 drivers of the guests.