For IT professional Jaspal Singh, partying is about treating his wife to a dose of Bollywood. This New Year’s Eve, Singh will spend Rs 24,000 as the couple has booked a table at Hotel Sahara Star, Santacruz, where a Mallika Sherawat jig will spice up their meal.
“New Year's Eve is an opportunity to take some time out with my wife and experience a good show," said Singh, a Santacruz resident, who chose the same venue last year to watch actor Bipasha Basu perform.
With just three days to go for the big night, people with indulgent budgets are still in no hurry to book passes. “I enjoy going for a party all by myself and socialising with new people. For New Year’s, I usually keep a budget of
Rs 40,000,” said Hussain Koolar, a commercial pilot from Bandra.
On his shortlist are Aer, a lounge atop Worli’s 32-storey Four Seasons Hotel; China House at the Grand Hyatt; and the new Trilogy lounge at Santacruz's Sea Princess.