Why did Salman and Shahrukh no-show Sridevi’s birthday bash?

Sridevi’s birthday was celebrated in grand style as her co-stars from Vinod Khanna to Anil Kapoor, all arrived at the party that was held at the lounge Alibi in Colaba (Mumbai) by politician Amar Singh and Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor. But today’s leading actors Salman and Shahrukh who were gonna show up at the party, did not!

If you think that the reason for their absence is their mutual hostility, you’re wrong. The reasons for both the stars not turning up on Sridevi’s special event is different.

According to a source, “Salman and Shah Rukh were both aware of each other’s invitation at the party. They didn’t mind coming face to face. They didn’t show up for entirely different reasons. Salman was all dressed and ready to leave for the party when he heard that the party had been organized by his one-time friend Bunty Walia. He immediately changed his mind.”

Salman Khan and Bunty Walia used to be great friends at one point of time but after their huge fall-out, Salman decided to no-show the event. Shahrukh was also ready to leave at 12 midnight but for reasons unknown, he didn’t turn up.

Says a prominent guest, “Boney’s son Arjun was also supposed to be at the part. But Arjun is shooting in Chennai for 2 States got delayed because of rains and he couldn’t make it. Boney’s sister (whose son is being launched by Akshay Kumar) couldn’t make it at the last minute because of a medical emergency in the family. However, Sanjay Kapoor and his wife Maheep were present.”

The party was a resounding success.

Says a VIP invitee, “It went on until 3.30 am. I’d say the highlight was the 7-minute show-reel on Sridevi that Amar Singh had gotten made. It traced Sridevi’s career from a child artiste to the most recent cover-shoot for Vogue magazine.”

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