Sangeeta Bijlani was a very prominent part of Salman’s guest-list at his birthday binge.
Says a guest from Salman’s celebration, “Sangeeta was very much a comfortable part of Salman’s family. She mingled freely with the guests and was an integral part of the Khan family. Salman has reached that comfort zone with Sangeeta where she can blend with the family without being attached to Salman.”
Interestingly, the guest-list at this year’s birthday party included very few female guests, corroborating the growing belief that Salman is now looking at a serious permanent relationship.
Says the guest, “Besides Sangeeta Bijlani who was there as part of Salman’s family, the only recognizable female guests were Kangna Ranaut, Shriya Saran, Diana Hayden and Mugdha Godse. Salman kept a distance from the ladies and danced the night away with his buddies.”
Anil Kapoor was not only there with his brother Boney Kapoor, Anil broke into his ‘1 2 Ka 4‘ dance number from Ram Lakhan on the dance floor with Salman.
Says the guest, “Every time a song played, the relevant star was pulled to the dance floor by Salman. Imran Khan who was there with his wife Avantika joined Salman for a jig when ‘Pappu Can’t Dance Saala‘ came on.”
Salman and his close friend Sajid Nadiadwala were constantly in serious conversation. Shirish Kunder who will be directing Salman in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick was there with his wife Farah Khan. Clearly, the couple’s friendship with Shah Rukh Khan is over.
The highlight of the night was Salman and Sonu Sood’s joint efforts on the dance floor to the sound of ‘Munni Badnaam‘. Apparently, Salman pulled out all stops and danced as though there was no tomorrow.
Says the guest, “He was very comfortable in male company, polite and aloof with the ladies. This birthday Salman was clearly in a mellow and guarded frame of mind. We suspect he’d be married by the time the next birthday is around.”
Salman played the perfect host. “He looked after us so wonderfully. On his earlier birthdays, he would just be there while we made ourselves comfortable at his farmhouse. But this time, he looked after every guest personally, right until Wednesday afternoon when the party ended. Salman made sure every guest stayed for the breakfast of parathas. He told all of us we couldn’t leave without tasting the ‘brilliant parathas’ that are made on his farm. No one refused. You can’t say no to Salman.”
Interestingly, Farhan Akhtar, fresh from his collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan, was also present at Salman’s birthday bash in Panvel. Salman, we hear, is seriously considering a film for Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani’s banner.
Sonu Sood who flew down for just 5 hours on Tuesday night from Hyderabad said it was a trip worth making. “Not everyone gets a call from Salman bhai to come to his birthday. I couldn’t refuse. I flew out of Hyderabad at 9 pm on Tuesday, reached Salman’s farmhouse in Panvel by 12.30, stayed for four hours and flew back to Hyderabad in the morning. I’d do the same again. But only for Salman bhai.”