Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali celebrated his National Award win at a restaurant in Bandra, in the western suburb of Mumbai, with his friends on March 28.
Bhansali feels the award -- for Best Director for Bajirao Mastani -- is very special, as he fulfilled his mother's wish.
A look at pictures from the party.
Ranveer Singh shows off his Bajirao T-shirt.
The actor has won a lot of awards too, for his work in the film.
Ranveer kisses Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Shah Rukh Khan celebrates with Bhansali, who had directed him in his other magnum opus, Devdas.
After attending an award function, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan skipped over to Bhansali's party.
She had worked with the director in Hum Hil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas, and incidentally, was Bhansali's first choice for Mastani.
Aditi Rao Hydari strolls in to congratulate Bhansali.
Producer Krishika Lulla.
Simi Garewal poses for the camera.
Sonam Kapoor changed into a white dress for the party, after attending an awards event.
Lady in red Huma Qureshi.
Bhansali's mother Leela.
Jacqueline Fernandez poses for the camera.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra escorts wife Anupama.
Bhansali began his career as an assistant to Chopra in films like Parinda, 1942: A Love Story and Kareeb.
Suneil Shetty arrives with daughter Athiya.
Director Goldie Behl walks in.
Actress Anjana Sukhani.
T-series head honcho Bhushan Kumar.
Lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
Padmini Kolhapure arrives with her producer husband Pradeep Sharma.
Bhansali hugs his sister Bela Sehgal.
Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly (second from right) and his Action Hero Biju director Abrid Shine also joined the party.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar