Saturday, March 17, 2012
With the Stars - at the Bar
So, the couch side of ITC Maurya Bar looked something like this. 2 Clients, 1 Colleague, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Melon Juice in Wine Glass and some Chips/ Nuts to munch. Main entrance of the Bar to my left, and The Bar to my back.
The Norwegian client was explaining how high Oil prices are affecting his freight, when a medium heighted – gray suited person entered (the Bar). Following him was a tall man – again in Grey Suit- as if they had planned to wear the same colour. Just as these 2 had taken seat – 3 others followed and all of them greeted each other with “Award Function Style” hugs.
Gulshan Grover, Mukesh Rishi (Judwaa ka Villian Fame), Aditya Panscholi , yesteryear actor Ranjeet and Shakti Kapoor. We thought it was a small together of these 5 Stars. We were wrong. They were guests at a Music Launch – by Kuku Kolhi. It was a matter of time, as Suzzane Roshan, Ravenna Tandon, Poonam Dhillon, Zeenat Aman, eye-candy couple Rishi & Neetu Kapoor joined. A lady with heavy makeup made an entry; I could not make out who she is. My Indian Client – in the 50+ age bracket – tells me- she is Shenaz Hussain. By now our Norwegian counterpart realized he was witness to Star Power of India. His curiosity translated into enquires about Bollywood and its movies.
I am not sure, to what extent we promoted business, but dear Bollywood –we did our bit of promotion for you.