Happy New Year director Farah Khan is 50 and helping her bring in her birthday in Mumbai on January 8 was her posse of celebrity friends - of which she has no dearth.
Actress Aishwarya Rai, lovely in black Fendi, was accompanied by husband Abhishek Bachchan, who was directed by Farah in Happy New Year. Actress Katrina Kaif, star of Farah's 2010 film Tees Maar Khan, wore a white tank top and ripped jeans. Deepika Padukone, who debuted in Farah's Om Shanti Om and starred in Happy New Year, wore an elegant chiffon dress by Burberry.
Actress Kangana Ranaut wore a rani pink (Rani = Queen, get it?) jacket and skinny pants. Sonam Kapoor was in black as was Vidya Balan, in a Riddhi Mehra anarkali, who came with husband Siddharth Roy Kapur.
Farah's friend and regular collaborator Shah Rukh Khan didn't appear to be present but his missus Gauri showed up looking very glam. Madhuri Dixit, in a blazer and printed pants, was on the arm of husband Dr Driram Nene. Actress Lara Dutta, now rarely seen out and about, appeared in a floral BCBG dress.
Farah's Main Hoon Na heroines wore black - Sushmita Sen who played chemistry teacher Chandni, Amrita Arora who played the tomboyish Sanjana, and Tabu - who had a brief cameo - looked a bit frumpy in a shapeless dress.
Sister Malaika Arora Khan and Amrita Arora looked rather lovely in blue Alice Olivia and black respectively. Mallika Sherawat looked pretty in pink lace.
The gentlemen included Deepika's rumoured boyfriend Ranveer Singh, Highway actor Randeep Hooda, and Happy New Year stars Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff and Vivaan Shah.
New parents Riteish and Genelia D'Souza put in a beaming appearance, as did husband and wife Sonali Bendre and Goldie Behl. Simi Garewal was elegant in monochrome.
Family was very much in evidence. Farah posed for pictures with husband Shirish Kunder and their triplets Anya, Diva and Czar.
Farah's cousin Farhan Akhtar, who shares her birth date, arrived with wife Adhuna. His father Javed Akhtar and step-mother Shabana Azmi were also at the party, as was Shabana's brother and sister-in-law Baba and Tanvi.