Sunday, July 15, 2007


Publication:Times of India Mumbai;
Date:Jul 14, 2007;
Section:Bombay Times;
Page Number:31
Let’s talk about success, baby!

One person who has fine-tuned the art of holding a smile for a long while is Payal Rohatgi. At the success party of this super-duper hit film (another reason to party in Mumbai!). Payal smiled sweetly — and continuously — as she faced the flurry of flashbulbs, striking a happy picture with her canary yellow dress that did full justice to her wholesome figure. She was there at a suburban lounge on Thursday night to lend support to her director friend Anurag Basu, who was also smiling through the evening. But then, he had reason to, after all, he was celebrating his success. The perspiration on his kurta increased as the night went on; what with meeting and greeting his friends and then dancing the night away with music composer and singer Pritam. But not sweating a bit was Irrfan Khan, sporting a pleasant pink shirt and chilling out at the bar. Taking a long time to reach the bar, though, was Kangana Ranaut who was stopped by her many admirers and the shutterbugs, of course. She looked like she was in a happy holiday mood with her bouncy hair, colourful long skirt and bare midriff. But then, life can be a holiday after a success, right? Also making waves was Neetu Chandra, although missing in action and (quite conspicuously so) were some stars from the film — Shilpa Shetty, Konkana Sen Sharma, Kay Kay Menon and Shiney Ahuja. Sharman Joshi was his usual smiling self, he was seen having an apparently funny conversation with Anurag and Irrfan and later went on to chat with Satish Kaushik. Ken Ghosh continued to spread the good cheer all around. Scriptwriter Shibani Bathija, who came along with her brother Gaurav, was spotted in conversation with Sridhar Raghavan discussing, what else, but movies and more scripts! After the midnight hour, it was nach baliye live as Anurag and Pritam and a bunch of others shook their bodies to the beat. Yes, the success had spilled out on to the dance floor too. DANCE TRANCE: Anurag Basu and (below) Pritam rock the dance floor.