Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; November 9, 2012)
Rohit Shetty’s sister’s wedding this Sunday will be more thrilling than any blockbuster. Here’s why…
It definitely can’t get bigger than this! Industrywallas are busy speculating about the comings and goings at Rohit Shetty’s sister Mehek’s weekend wedding to designer Navin Shetty. All thanks to Rohit’s proximity to some of the biggest names from the industry, several Bollywood archrivals are expected to be present under the same roof during the ceremony.
From Shah Rukh Khan to Salman Khan, Rohit’s very good friend Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan and Akshay Kumar are all expected to attend the event, scanned by the many watchful eyes from the industry.
Will this Bollywood face-off be the biggest firecracker in action at this industry get-together?
And the invitees are…
Shah Rukh Khan
Buddy bond: SRK and Rohit are working in the filmmaker’s next. The two are often spotted hanging out together and are said to have become very good friends.
RSVP: SRK is scheduled to be out of town but is likely to be back in Mumbai to attend the wedding.
Poles apart: Two days before taking on each other at the box office, SRK and Devgn will meet again. What will happen there is anyone’s guess.
Buddy bond: Ajay is believed to be the closest ally of Rohit in the industry. The two have done as many as eight films together, five of which have become blockbusters. The actor even treats Mehek as his own sister.
Poles apart: It is known that Ajay is extremely unhappy with the way YRF apparently arm-twisted exhibitors in screening SRK’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan over Son of Sardar.
Buddy bond: Rohit and Salman are the best of friends. Incidentally, their fathers too were thick chums.
RSVP: Sallu is likely to attend with his entire family
Poles apart: The most recent run-in between the two archenemies was at the condolence meet for the late Yash Chopra. The two avoided each other and a similar reaction is expected at Mehek’s wedding too.
Buddy bond: Abhi was a part of Rohit’s debut film Zameen and also worked with him recently in Bol Bachchan. Both are very close to each other and Junior B was even present at Mehek’s engagement.
Poles apart: The tension between AB and Sallu is expected to be palpable, thanks to the latter’s history with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Buddy bond: Rohit personally went to invite Akki to attend the wedding ceremony.
RSVP: Most probably will attend
Poles apart: Akshay and SRK are known to be cordial with each other. However, after SRK rejected Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan, Akki was roped in for the same role. SRK and Farah grew apart for a while, while Akki’s bond with the director grew stronger.