Shah Rukh Khan, one of the hosts of the Global Citizen India concert, left the venue with Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin immediately after the band’s closing act, in order to continue the celebrations back at his place.
The superstar left the MMRDA grounds with Martin and headed straight to the gates of Mannat, his sea-facing bungalow, before being greated by wife Gauri Khan as she stood at the entrance to welcome Martin and other guests, reports the Mumbai Mirror. An hour later, Salman Khan who had been shooting for his reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ (2006) all day and had to give the concert a miss, turned up at the after party. A guest from the party revealed, “Everybody had been on their feet all evening and many of the international crew were exhausted. But cool dude Chris continued to spread love and happiness around on one of the “greatest nights” of his life! Whenever someone told him that India loves Coldplay, he’d reply with anecdotes about his love for India.”
There were over a thousand stargazers waiting outside Mannat gates all night. They saw Arjun Kapoor arrive with Katrina Kaif. Other guests included Hrithik Roshan, Dia Mirza, Vivek Oberoi and Rana Daggubati. Also present were Vidhu Vinod Chopra with wife Anupama, Karan Johar, Sikander Kher, Ritesh Sidhwani and Riteish Deshmukh. Neelam, Chunky Pandey with wife Bhavna were there too, along with Tara Sharma, Malaika Arora Khan, Zayed Khan, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and daughter Kaveri, Shriya Saran and Shaina NC. Coldplay’s Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Johnny Buckland were enjoying the local beer as the food and drinks flowed all night.
Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor who had performed earlier in the evening, arrived separately. Kapoor stuck close to brother Siddhant. Imtiaz Ali’s car was mobbed by fans and the filmmaker’s daughter, Ida, laughed out loud when her dad tried to calm those banging on their windows.
Ranveer Singh’s car tried to enter the gates leading to some fans and photographers coming out in front of his car to take pictures. The flamboyant star, who sporting a beanie, politely asked them to step aside. They obliged and in return he treated them to extra smiles and poses. Deepika Padukone, dressed down in a white vest, her face free of make-up, was seen chatting with Martin and listening intently as Akhtar and the musician discussed the concert.
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