Mumbai, July 7 (Calcutta Tube) It looks like childhood friend and director Siddharth Anand can make Ranbir Kapoor do things which no one else can. He made Ranbir throw a party and that too at his bungalow in Pali Hill where not many guests are allowed.
Ranbir hosted a wrap-up party for the cast and crew of his new film ‘Anjaana-Anjaani’ where everyone, including co-star Priyanka Chopra and American actors flown into Mumbai to shoot a club song, had a blast.
One of the guests said: ‘Ranbir’s mom had looked into every detail. The food was Punjabi, homecooked and yummy. Ranbir’s dad Rishi Kapoor had crashed by the time the party started.
‘Chintu uncle’s sleeping habits are invariable. Even when he has his own dinner guests at home, he starts getting restless after 9.30 p.m. and begins to switch off lights and air conditioners as hints for the guests to leave. We expected him to wake up from all the noise we made and come up any moment to switch off the music.’
‘Anjaana Anjaani’ producer Sajid Nadiadwala could not make it to the party as he’s recovering from his illness and holidaying in Europe.
The source said: ‘It didn’t make sense to wait for Sajid to return. A wrap-up party has to happen immediately after the last day of shooting or not at all.’
When asked how Ranbir, known to be anti-party, was persuaded to host a party in his home, Siddharth said: ‘Oh, I think I can make Ranbir do things no one else can. While we were shooting for ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ in the US, I made him gift me an expensive watch. Ranbir, my wife and I are teetotalers and full-on foodies. We went through as many restaurants in the US as possible.’
‘The wrap-up party Saturday would have been Ranbir’s second party. I had persuaded him to host one after the completion of our first movie together ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’. But we got late completing the last shots of the title song in ‘Bachna…’, so all the food was sent by Neetu aunty to Yashraj Studios.
‘This time we made it to Ranbir’s home after the song. And yes, it was Ranbir’s first party. We had a ball Saturday night,’ Siddharth said.