57 matches, 171 hours of cricket on the field. Off the field: 54 parties, 270 hours of partying and close to 1,29,600 bottles of beer consumed. The past two months have been one big party as the third season of the Indian Premier League took the country by storm. Models, cricketers and celebrities burnt the floor till 4 am every day.
And the ongoing political controversy is not going to stop the party. An organiser, who asked not to be named, told HT City, “The parties will happen, of course, there has been no problem with the parties.” This puts paid to talk that the income tax scrutiny has meant a cancellation of parties, including the much awaited IPL Awards night to be hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and superstar Shah Rukh Khan.
“What have cricket and the players’ achievements on the field got to do with this controversy? We are trying to award the achievements of the players. The Awards ceremony will happen tonight,” said Mohomed Morani, of Cineyug, the event organisers. Johar too, at a recent press conference, confirmed the news, saying, “I will be hosting the awards.” As the parties go on, HT City takes a closer look at the number game of the party scene.
“There were about 500 people at every party and close to 15 security personnel. On nights when Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta or Shilpa Shetty were in attendance of course, it was much more,” says Mehr Rampal, the organiser of the post-IPL fashion parties.
“At the post-IPL fashion show 16 models showcased 32 garments every night,” says Nayanika Chatterjee, who choreographed the shows. Accordingly, over 1,728 garments by 58 designers were showcased. According to sources there were close to eight varieties of dishes at each party and over all close 1,29,600 bottles of beer and 27,000 bottles of whiskey were
9,450 songs played at post match parties
27,000 Bottles of whisky consumed
432 dishes served in the buffet spreads
1,728 garments displayed at 54 fashion galas
39.7444 kms covered by models on the ramp
27,000 people partied over the past 2 months
810 security personnel on duty