On Saturday night, Vashu Bhagnani hosted a grand event to celebrate his banner’s(Puja Films’) journey of 25 films. The party started off around 10 PM and went on till late! Amitabh Bachchan was one of the first guests, going on stage with Jaya and Abhishek Bachchan.
Vashu admitted that when he came to Mumbai, he stood outside the gates of Big B’s Juhu bungalow. “If I got a rare glimpse of him, it was a day well spent. I never imagined one day, I’d cast him in Bade Miyan Chote Miyan one day,” he reminisced.
Amitabh responded by saying that Vashu is one of the most generous producers. “And what’s most nice is the permanent smile on his face – it’s a sign of a very content man,” he added.
Sushmita Sen who starred in Biwi No. 1 recalled how he’d sent a team to Miami to pick up clothes exclusively for her, instructing them, ”Buy all the top brands for Sush, no compromise.”
Dia Mirza thanked Vashu for not only giving him her first breakthrough in the worl of Bollywood, Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein, but also giving her a family in Mumbai. To that Hrithik Roshan joked on stage, “Please cast me sir, 25 films and I don’t feature in any of them!”
David Dhawan, Sajid Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’souza and Arshad Warsi were also present. Only Vashu’s ‘No. 1’ hero Govinda stayed away.