Every year for his birthday on December 27, Salman Khan and his friends drive to his father’s farmhouse in Panvel for celebrations that lasted till the new year. But this year Salman celebrated at his family apartment in Bandra Mumbai. A close friend reveals why. “Salman’s father Salim saab (writer Salim Khan) and his mother (Salma Khan) are no longer able to travel that far by car. Helen aunty (Salilm saab’s second wife) is also not comfortable travelling and partying outside Mumbai.”
The decision to shift the venue of his birthday to his home was taken in deference to his parents’ health. The turnout at the midnight party was understandably high, as those who usually stayed away for the distance turned up in huge numbers. Sooraj Bajatya came solo and left quickly. Kabir Khan who directed Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tubelight was nowhere to be seen. Nor did one see former groupies like Sooraj Pancholi and Himesh Reshammiya at the bash, lending credence to rumours that these are the latest unfortunate souls to have fallen out with Bhaijaan.
Birthday boy Salman was in a good mood in spite of the unsatisfactory collections of Dabangg 3.
He happily posed for the paparazzi, first solo then with co-star Sonakshi. He even cut a cake in front of the paps who were the fed the birthday treat while Salman went inside his home to party the night away....