Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra surely know how to value good friends and cherish relationships. The couple hosted a special dinner party for Australian spinner Shane Warne and his girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley (British model cum actress) at their Juhu residence. The two of them were in Mumbai after a long time.
Warne is no more a part of Shilpa- Raj’s IPL team Rajasthan Royals, but Shilpa considers him to be a good friend and also a “moral support” for the team. More than that, he remains a good friend of Shilpa and Raj Kundra.
“Great to see @warne888 and @ElizabethHurley at our home, fun evening at home with a few friends:) Food from Cafe 212 was fab even if I say so myself! Yum,” Shilpa Shetty tweeted after the party.
in turn, Hurley too thanked Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra for the dinner tweeting,
“Thank you to @TheShilpaShetty and @TheRajKundra for the most delicious dinner and enchanting cuddle with the Mini Kundra xxxxxx.”
The party was not a very grand affair with only few very close friends and family members. The guests we spotted at the bash were Chunky Pandey with his wife Bhavna Pandey, Suniel Shetty with wife Mana Shetty, Gayatri Joshi with husband Vikas Oberoi and Gautam Singhania and wife Nawaz.
Bollywood celebs went hopping from one party to another as Amitabh Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Ekta Kapoor and Ameesha Patel hosted them for their friends and well-wishers. On Tuesday night, Bachchan household celebrated Aaradhya’s first Diwali in a grand manner with the entire Bollywood clan turning up to convey their greetings to the family. The same night, Shilpa Shetty and hubby Raj Kundra, too, played hosts at their home. Ameesha Patel also invited her friends over at her place for a round of taash and some festivities.
Wednesday saw another round of celebrations, when Ekta Kapoor, along with her brother Tusshar and her parents Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor, threw a lavish party for her guests from film and television industry.
Kangana Ranaut, Sunny Leone with husband Daniel Weber, Imran Khan with his wife, Ameesha Patel, Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra, Mandira Bedi, Tusshar Kapoor and Kritika Kamra were spotted at the party.
This Diwali bash was certainly a memorable experience for Sunny Leone! She wrote on Twitter: “I learned a lot in this last trip about India, Diwali, the Bollywood industry and the people. Sad to leave more this trip then any other.”
This was the grandest welcome Bollywood could have offered to any heroine on her comeback. The entire Bollywood fraternity turned up for Sridevi’s ‘English Vinglish’ premiere and she was basking in praises as the attendees ended up applauding after the screening of the film.
The premiere was attended by Madhuri Dixit, Bipasha Basu, Vidya Balan, Amitabh Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, Shilpa Shetty, Zarine Khan, Ayesha Takia, Yash Chopra, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, and many others from the TV and film industry.
Sridevi, who attended the premiere with hubby Boney Kapoor and family, R Balki and director Gauri Shinde, Sridevi interacted with the media and said: “I am not at all nervous; I am more than just exited! I feel like I am on top of the world! This is a special day for me, my husband and my children! And I would like to thank all those who have come here, and I really hope they like the film!”
Her 15-year-old daughter Jhanvi said: “I am so proud she is the coolest mom.”
Well! We could not agree more!!
Bollywood celebrated Ganapati Utsav with zeal, enthusiasm and style with various Bollywood celebrities being clicked at the celebrations.
Actress Shilpa Shetty was captured with hubby Raj Kundra and sister Shamita Shetty at her Ganpati Visarjan at Juhu Chowpatty. Shilpa got grooving during the visarjan.
Raj Kundra wrote on Twitter: “Had the most peaceful and blessed two days in a while! Done our Ganpati Visarjan was amazing. Went into the sea to c him off. back 2 work”
Shilpa Shetty had also posted an image on Twitter when she brought Ganesha home and wrote: “Our Ganeshji:)Kundra cha Raja;)”
Hrithik and Suzanne were clicked with kids Hrehaan, Hridhaan at the Ganpati visarjan. Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan, mother Pinky, and sister Sunaina were also seen present.
Other Bollywood stars who celebrated Ganapati Utsav on a grand scale include ‘Heroine’ Kareena Kapoor with Madhur Bhandarkar, Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora Khan and Govinda among other.
Catch a glimpse of your favourite stars at Ganpati celebration…..
Shilpa Shetty’s fans, who are eagerly awaiting the return of this leggy lass on the silver screen will have to wait for quite some time as the actress is busy these days with her three month old son, Viaan.
At an event to promote skin care line Olay, Shilpa said that she was enjoying her role as a mother and had no intentions of returning to the films so soon. “Right now, I am a full-time mother and completely enjoying it. I have no time for films. I am on a sabbatical for I don’t know how long. Motherhood is such an amazing experience that everything else takes a back seat,” said Shilpa.
Shilpa, who made her first public appearance post her delivery was attired in a loose white and black kurta which hid her post pregnancy flab, but the actress made it clear that losing weight was not on her priority list now.
“There are surely lot of insecurities about your weight, skin and the way you look post-pregnancy. But all this becomes a lot easy when you have good and right advice.
There are pressures on every woman but being a celebrity when we are scrutinised every time for everything, the pressure surely increases. But I haven’t started losing weight because it is not on my priority list right now. It is my baby and all that is important for him that tops the list,” she said.
Shilpa Shetty, who recently delivered a baby boy, is ready to hit back her professional life with vigour and passion. She is not only working hard to get back into shape but is also taking keen interest in hubby Raj Kundra’s debut on TV with SFL Challengers. This also happens to be Shilpa’s debut production venture and the actress felt that she needed to celebrate as India’s first action reality show unfolded on TV.
The show is a reality television series that follows a group of MMA fighters as they compete with one another in an elimination style competition, where their lives and relationships with each other and their families are depicted.
Shilpa threw a bash at her place and called over her relatives, well-wishers and close friends from the industry to watch the first episode air on TV. Like a perfect host, Shilpa made it sure that all the arrangements were in place for the guests.
The second and third episode of SFL Challengers will be aired this Saturday and Sunday on Neo Prime at 9 pm and Zoom at 10 pm.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan faced quite a lot of criticism for not being able to shed her post pregnancy flab for quite long. However, new mommy Shilpa Shetty seems to be in no mood for being the target of flak for those extra kilos.
We have heard that the long legged beauty is working hard on treadmill for getting back her envious figure once again. If you are wondering that it is way too early for the actress to take it so hard, let us tell you that Shilpa is eager to get back her slim figure because she is all set to shoot a special promotional video for hubby Raj Kundra and friend Sanjay Dutt’s action reality show, Super Fight League.
In fact, Shilpa has already covered half the way. She gained close to 19 kilos during her pregnancy and has already lost ten of those! Kudos for that!!
The lead pair of ‘Kya Super Kool Hain Hum’, Tusshar and Riteish Deshmukh, will be seen grooving on Shilpa Shetty’s superhit item number ‘UP Bihar Lootne’. The song has been rechristened as ‘Hum Toh Hain Cappuccino’ by lyricist Kumaar and has been choreographed by the veterans Rekha and Chinni Prakash.
An elaborate dhaba set, which cost over 2 cr, was set up at Mumbai’s Film City. Tusshar, Ritiesh, Sarah-Jane Dias and Neha Sharma shot for the song here.
Says producer Ekta Kapoor, “Our team debated extensively on the choice of track before we arrived at ‘U.P. Bihar Lootne’! It’s not just another run-of-the-mill item number that you see these days. It is supremely quirky, funny and signature super kool, which goes very well with the tone of the film. The boys have completely outdone themselves and the track promises to take the hype around the film to a new level.”
Ekta has special promotional plans for the song. She will be featuring the song in a single evening on Balaji’s four consecutive leading prime-time soaps (‘Pavitra Rishta’, ‘Parichay’, ‘Kya Hua Tera Vaada’ and ‘Bade Acche Lagte Hain’).
The new parents Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty were beaming with joy as they posed for the cameras when they came out with their three-day old baby boy from Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai on Friday to take him home. However, the media could not manage to capture the image of the new born who was cosily wrapped in a soft white sheet lying cradled in Raj’s hands. Shilpa looked as charming as ever with an added glow of motherhood as she waved at the photographers attired in a buttoned-down blue and black coloured tunic with leggings and with a bag slung over her shoulders. Raj wore a blue shirt with denims.
The baby is yet to get its name as Shilpa’s mother, Sunanda Shetty, who has in-depth knowledge of astrology will choose the first alphabet of the baby’s name. Thereafter, both Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra will decide the name.
Well, the happy tidings are in as Shilpa Shetty becomes a proud mother of a healthy baby boy today on May 21 at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai under the exper hands of Dr. Kiran Coelho. Raj Kundra was by Shilpa’s side from the beginning till the time she was admitted till her delivery at the break of dawn. Raj and his family and Shilpa’s entire family, including mother Sunanda and sister Shamita, were present.
An all elated father Raj Kundra tweeted: “God has blessed us with a beautiful baby boy. Both mother and baby are fine. I am thrilled to bits!!!!!!”
“A big thank you to my wife @TheShilpaShetty for the bestest gift ever, DR Kiran Cohelo and all the staff at Hinduja Hospital (sic),” he added.
Congratulatory messages have already begun to pour in on Twitter. Bipasha Basu said, “@TheShilpaShetty and Raj Congratulations on the birth of ur lil baby boy!So happy fr you both!Love!”
Shilpa Shetty’s baby shower was a grand and glittering affair as a lot of Bollywood celebrities turned up to offer their best wishes to mom-to-be Shilpa Shetty. The guest list included Farah Khan with her triplets, Malaika Arora Khan with sister Amrita Arora Ladak, Anu Dewan, Arpita Khan, Namrata Dutt, Nisha Jamvwal, Kaykasshan Patel, Nandita Mahtani, Manyata Dutt, Neha Dhupia, Sameera Reddy, Krishika Lulla and Wardha Nadiadwala among many others.
Raj Kundra interacted with the media, after the baby shower, and said: “It was organized very sweetly by Shamita Shetty, Kiran Bawa and Rupali Shah. All the three friends came together, and have organized a really nice baby shower.”
Raj Kundra has gifted Shilpa Shetty a 24-Karat gold spoon. He said he really does not mind if the baby will be a boy or a girl! “Jo bhi pehli baar hoga, dusri baar uska opporsite chahiye bas,” said an elated Raj!
Later Shilpa Shetty thanked all her friends and well-wishers tweeting, “A big thankuuu 2 all my friends who came and made me feel soo special today. Opening baby gifts and looking forward to this new phase in my life.”
“Today was such a special day… my sis Shamita and friends Rupali and Kiran threw the most amazing baby shower for me. So much fun. Thank you guys,” she wrote.
Check out a few stills from the event……
Shilpa Shetty has already played quite a few diverse roles successfully from being a ramp scorcher to a successful actress, a smart business woman to a dedicated home maker. Her new venture into motherhood has not dampened her spirit in any way for she has multiple projects in her hand at the minute.
While Shilpa’s hubby Raj Kundra along is launching a mixed martial arts fighting league in the country along with Sanjay Dutt, Shilpa has come forward to take up the job of selecting and styling the cheer girls for the tournament.
Says Shilpa, “I can’t be actively involved in running around daily but auditioning the ring girls is something which I believe is extremely important and I can help in that,” adding, “I am in the process of shortlisting the ring girls. They are such an important part of the tourney as they get equally noticed as the contestants. As this is a new project for us, we are leaving no stone unturned to make the event enjoyable coupled with the glam factor.”
Apart from the selection of the girls she will also style them for the event with help of her designer buddies Shantanu and Nikhil.
She says, “I’m grateful to Shantanu and Nikhil for being helping us. They are super designers and we will make sure that we can raise the oomph factor to dizzying heights.”