Maanayata and Sanjay Dutt’s first wedding anniversary on Tuesday night was a starry affair and quite a heady peak into where Dutt’s affinities and loyalties lie! Ex business partner Sanjay Gupta was not invited neither was Ekta Kapoor but Ekta’s uncle and former CEO Ramesh Sippy was present. And no, (since I know you’re dying to know) Sanjay Dutts’ sisters or brothers-in-law were not included in the celebrations either.
The starry turn out included Sunil and Mana Shetty, Ajay Devgan sans Kajol, Dino without Lara, Abhishek Bachchan with Amar Singh , Zayed Khan and Malaika, Fardeen Khan and Natasha, Ayesha Takiya (who’s tying the knot herself on March 2nd), Shirish Kunder and wife Farah Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Kirron Kher, Ameesha Patel without her beau Kaanav. The solo brigade included Kunal Khemu, Riteish Deshmukh, Bunty Walia, Rohit Shettty, Raju Hirani, Vidya Balan and Karan Johar who drove straight from the airport to the Dutts’ residence.
The party was remarkably free of stress. “No brawl though a lot of booze. No feud though a lot of yummy food. No cops though a lot of incessantly loud music,” quipped one of the last guests to leave.
The party started at 9.30 pm and showed no signs of wrapping even at 4am (Preity Zinta eat your heart out.) Sanju and Maanyata saw off the last guest at around 6 am, and then crashed out. Sanju left for Bangkok late last night so he spent most of wednesday recovering from the shenanigans!