By Hindustan Times
The two warring Khans of Bollywood may just come face-to-face after three years. The occasion — filmmaker Karan Johar’s 40th birthday bash on May 25. The party, reportedly themed ‘Naughty@40’, will see Johar’s Bollywood friends throwing many a ‘naughty’ surprise his way. However, the biggest buzz around the event is that about actors Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan expecting to cross paths after three years — after having a much talked about fight in 2008 at Katrina Kaif’s birthday party, the last they came face to face was at actor Amrita Arora’s sangeet ceremony in 2009.
Since then, the two have always steered clear of each other. The party is making news for its starry guest list. Actor Twinkle Khanna, who hasn’t been spotted at public functions as she was advised rest due to pregnancy, will attend the party with star husband Akshay Kumar. All the young directors who’ve debuted with Johar’s Dharma Productions will be present.
“Yes, the party for Karan’s birthday is happening at Hotel Taj Lands End. But I can’t reveal the guest list,” Johar’s spokesperson says. Sources, however, reveal what the spokesperson doesn’t. “Almost everyone in Bollywood has been invited - right from actors Hrithik Roshan, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut to filmmakers Ekta Kapoor, Aditya Chopra, Ayan Mukerji, Tarun Mansukhani and Shakun Batra,” says a source. Apparently, Kareena Kapoor, who is on a holiday abroad is cutting it short and coming back to Mumbai just to attend the bash.
According to reports, actor Priyanka Chopra will be left out of the guest list after Johar took a dig at her on Twitter, indirectly calling her “lame and spineless” last month. Johar, who was recently shooting in Bangkok for his upcoming directorial venture Student of The Year, had earlier planned to celebrate his birthday there, but later decided to ring in the day with his industry friends in Mumbai, after they insisted that he party with them.
naughty@40 ideas for Karan Johar
Delhi-based party planners suggest ideas for KJo’s big party:
Leather whip, b**b cake
Incorporate leather whips, a b**b cake and penis-shaped shot glasses: Aditya Kapur
Party Hunterz Striptease, item song act
I think a male striptease or a live item song show will be a good idea: Ashutosh, Whizz Entertainment
Make it a beach,It would be fun to have a beach theme — beach costumes and beach décor: Rajiv Jailty, Dream Merchants