Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali celebrated his 50th birthday with a lavish bash which was attended by many from the film fraternity. However, his favourite heroine and close friend Rani Mukerji was nowhere to be seen. Rumour has it that Mukerji avoided the event due to the definite presence of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Mukerji’s absence was questionable owing to the fact that she launched Bhansali’s debut TV venture ‘Saraswatichandra’ very recently. The only plausible explanation is that Mukerji’s obvious cold war with Bhansali’s other heroine, Rai Bachchan, prevented her from attending. It is thought that Mukerji was Bhansali’s second choice for his TV serial launch as well because Rai Bachchan was unavailable. Although not always evident, perhaps the closeness with Abhishek Bachchan prior to his marriage to Rai Bachchan is also something that Mukerji is unable to forget.
Bhansali’s birthday celebrations were attended by Sushant Singh Rajput, Hrithik and Sussane Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar and Rekha to name a few.