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Oba’s got it going on!

Diya Mirza, Upen Patel and Abhishek Kapoor

Diya Mirza, Upen Patel and Abhishek Kapoor

Risha Acharya and Raja Dhody’s rocking club Oba has been seeing a fair amount of celebrity action lately. Last week Upen Patel was spotted there, on Friday night Sunny & Anu Dewan made an appearance and on Saturday night Abhishek Kapoor (aka Gattu), Gautam Kapoor (aka Gomzy), Diya Mirza and Niketan Madhok were spotted having a good time.

I also hear that on Friday (which is a dry day for stand alone nightclubs in Mumbai/Maharashtra) Oba will be open and serving cocktails as usual since they have the Rs.6 lakh ($12,516) license to run a club inside hotel premises, unlike stand alones which pay around Rs.3 lakhs ($6,258) which means all the clubs in hotels like China House, Bling etc will be on too. But pretty much all of South Mumbai will be dry except Dome (Intercontinental Marine Drive) and Oba, plus they play hip-hop, so I guess that’s where I’ll be. 🙂

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Royal Brunch with the Peacocks (and a Tigress!)

Amreet Maghera and Anupama Verma

Amrit Maghera and Anupama Verma

Nethra Raghunathan

Nethra Raghunathan

Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal and Riyaaz Amlani

Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal and Riyaaz Amlani

Raman Lamba

Raman Lamba

Bunty Grewal and Zulfi Sayed

Bunty Grewal and Zulfi Sayed

Rashmi Nigam

Rashmi Nigam

Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix

Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix

Minisha Lamba and Mr. Dilawar Nensey

Minisha Lamba and Mr. Dilawar Nensey

So Sunday was brunch day. Apart from Del Italia’s first anniversary (pictures coming soon) the launch of the Imperial Palace, the new 5-star property which promises a 17th century experience of royalty happened over brunch hosted by Mr. Amir Nensey, Chairman, Royal Palms India Pvt Ltd along with Muhamed Nensey, Managing Director and Dilawar Nensey, Jt. Managing Director.

The hotel was inaugurated by guest of honor, Shri Ashok Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra along Shri Gurudas Kamat, Minister of Communication & IT.

Spotted: Minisha Lamba, Raman Lamba, Kelly Dorjee, Chetan Bhagat & wife, Pradeep Hirani, Shane & Falguni Peacock, Matan Schabracq,  Sharad Kapoor, Hanif Hilal, Ashmit Patel, Riyaaz Amlani (how’d he manage to be at both?!), Vanadana Sajnani & Rajesh Kakkad, Mouni Roy, Zulfi Sayed, Nethra Raghunathan, Natasha Suri, Ashok Salian, Suved Lohia, Tulip Joshi, Rashmi Nigam, Narayani Shastri, Rahul Aggarwal, Ritik Bhasin, Shweta Salve, Shabir Ahluwalia, Kanchi Kaul, Nihar Pandya, Kashmira Irani, Megha Kawale, Niketan Madhok, Sunny Sara, Amreet Maghera, Anupama Verma, Bunty Grewal, Harrison, Sucheta Sharma, Muzzamil Ibrahim, Shravan Chhabria and Jimmy Felix.

Shane & Falguni Peacock

Shane & Falguni Peacock

On a side note I have always wondered how Shane @ Falguni Peacock got their slightly OTT last name. (Come on it must have crossed your mind too right?) HHC ladies would you know? I mean how many “Peacocks” do you know personally? They even have a swanky website dedicated to high luxury prĂŞt called Peacock Couture. Meanwhile a bird of a different feather is evidently out and about again. Anupama Verma broke out the animal print for the occassion, remiscent of Indian royalty engaged in their favorite pastime of Tiger hunting. I wonder if she’s trying to snag herself a prince! I’m still pretty impressed by her flawless performance on Big Boss, and apparently so was the unsuspecting Aryan Vaid!

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GQ Bar Night glitterati turnout…

Pictures! Pictures! GQ’s bar night got the glitterati willing to sweat like horses (and around them) all for a chance to rub shoulders with Gerard Butler on Wednesday night!

Gregory David

Gregory David

Karishma Tanna

Karishma Tanna

Gregory Gerard and Anthony

Gregory Gerard and Anthony

Pratima Bhatia

Pratima Bhatia

Raja Dodhy

Raja Dodhy

RJ Tarana

RJ Tarana

Amrit Maghera

Amrit Maghera

Srinivasan Jain

Srinivasan Jain

Che Kurien

Che Kurien

Shruti Sharma

Shruti Sharma

Yash and Avanti Birla

Yash and Avanti Birla

Ashwin Deo

Ashwin Deo

Narendra Kumar and Chef Max

Narendra Kumar and Chef Max

Yash Birla

Yash Birla

Niketan Madhok

Niketan Madhok

Ashish Raheja

Ashish Raheja

Ramona and Bruno

Ramona and Bruno

Bunty Walia with wife

Bunty Walia with wife

A.D. Singh

A.D. Singh

Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler

Gregory and the princess

Gregory and the princess

Gautam Singhania and A.D. Singh

Gautam Singhania and A.D. Singh

Gregory and Gerard

Gregory, Gerard and Anthony

And here’s the dope: Fantastic turnout. Hosted by AD Singh and Che Kurrien, the event saw the creme de la creme of the city. The highlight however was undoubtedly, Hollywood superstar Gerard Butler (of 300, Phantom of the Opera and Rock n Rolla fame.) Riding in on a motorcycle soon after Gerard was Gregory David Roberts (Shantaram) with wife, Princess (really?) Francoise Sturdza and the third unexpected guest of the evening was Anthony Mandler (renowned Hollywood Music Director known especially for his work with R&B artist Rihanna.) Other guests included Deveika and Suresh Bhojwani (recently spotted on their way back from Goa), Alex Kuruvilla, Gautam Singhania, Yash (that shirt) and Avanti Birla, Ashwin Deo, Raja Dhody, Niketan Madhok, Narendra Kumar, Farokh Chotia, Sreenivasan Jain, Ashish Raheja, Ananya Bannerjee, Pratima and Gaurav Bhatia and Ramona Narang and Bruno and several more from the fashion and entertainment fraternity were in attendance including RJ Tarana Raja Kapoor (love the cutesy half smile), Karishma Tanna, After Hours hostess Amrit Maghera, Shruti Sharma, Vipasha Aggarwal, Monikangana Dutta, Priya Reddy, Inder Bajwa and more. Others who were at the event included Farokh Chotia, Sreenivasan Jain, Ashish Raheja, Ananya Bannerjee, Pratima and Gaurav Bhatia and Ramona Narang and Bruno. The eclectic mix of people, surprise guests and the IPL and Football action enhanced by the GQ glam quotient made for an evening of devilishly haute fun. (Oh and the percussionist was the bomb.)

And guess what? You know how I’m always saying the press kit has all the posed out pictures? Well check it out they’re getting cheeky and I like it!
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