Karan Johar has on multiple occasions talked about his mother Hiroo Johar, and how she has unconditionally supported him during the ups and downs of his life. So it’s not surprising that on her 75th birthday, the filmmaker decided to throw a grand party for her, one that she won’t forget about anytime soon.
The invitations were accompanied by a bouquet of white roses, his mother’s favorites, and a bottle of champagne. The guest list included actors like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kajol, and sister Tanishaa Mukerji, Natasha Poonawala, Tina Ambani, Sidharth Malhotra along with celebrity designer Manish Malhotra.
“The party kicked off at around 1 pm. On the menu were Hiroo’s favorite Chinese and Indian dishes. She cut a three-tier cake which was preceded by the screening of audio-visual chronicling moments from Karan’s childhood days to Hiroo Johar’s latest pictures with her grandchildren, Yash and Roohi. The twins joined in for the cake cutting,” informed a guest. The guest said that singer Zarir Warden of One Empire band performed Hiroo’s favourite Elvis Presley hits while Sonu Nigam kept the revelers entertained for an hour, cajoling Waheeda, Honey Irani, Shabana and Javed to join him on stage.
“Sonu sang songs like Lag Ja Gale, Kal Ho Na Ho and Gaata Rahe Mera Dil among other evergreen chartbusters, a song list that had been put together by Karan himself. He had requested Sonu to perform live two months ago and both his mother and he got teary-eyed when Sonu crooned the Kal Ho Na Ho title track and “Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin” from Agneepath.
Karan shared some pictures from the birthday celebrations, with the captions, “Friends like Family.” He also shared a family portrait with his mother and his twins Yash and Roohi, who turned one in February.