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PIX: Rajini, Hema Malini, SRK at Big B's birthday bash

Last updated on: October 11, 2012 19:37 IST

Image: Jaya, Amitabh, Shweta, Agastya, Nikhil Nanda, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

The entire film industry joined the Bachchan clan as Bollywood's first family celebrated the 70th birthday of patriarch Amitabh Bachchan on October 10 at Filmcity in Goregaon, a western Mumbai suburb.

The Big B, who turns 70 today (October 11), was joined by wife Jaya, daughter Shweta, son-in-law Nikhil Nanda, grandson Agastya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the grand bash.

Here's looking at the stars who turned up to wish the legendary actor.

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Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Son Abhishek, dressed nattily in a Tom Ford suit, was joined by wife Aishwarya, dressed in a gold Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla creation. 


Image: Rajinikanth
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Superstar Rajinikanth flew in from Chennai to wish his Hum costar on his 70th birthday.

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Shah Rukh Khan

Image: Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri made for a striking couple in their designer outfits as they arrived to wish the Big B.

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Sonakshi, Tanisha, Kajol and Ajay Devgn

Image: Sonakshi, Tanisha, Kajol and Ajay Devgn
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Sonakshi Sinha was seen chatting with Kajol, her sister Tanisha and husband Ajay Devgn.

The Ajay-Sonakshi starrer, Son of Sardar, is scheduled to release on November 13.

Hema Malini

Image: Hema Malini
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Hema Malini has starred with Bachchan in many films through the years. They were last seen together in Babul.

She arrived with daughter Esha Deol and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani.

The Rais

Image: Krishnaraj, Vrinda, Shrima and Aditya Rai
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

The Rais made a pretty picture at the birthday bash.

Seen here are Aishwarya's parents, Krishnaraj and Vrinda Rai, and her brother Aditya with his wife Shrima.

Vinod Khanna

Image: Vinod, Kavita and Rahul Khanna
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Vinod Khanna, Bachchan's co-star in many hit films including Parvarish, Muqaddar Ka Sikander and Amar Akbar Anthony, arrived with wife Kavita and actor son Rahul Khanna.

Karan and Hiroo Johar

Image: Karan and Hiroo Johar
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who emceed the event, arrived with mum Hiroo Johar.

Alia Bhatt, Siddarth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan, who star in Johar's soon-to-be-released Student Of The Year, were also invited to the A-list event.

Kader Khan

Image: Kader Khan
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Actor/screen writer Kader Khan, who has collaborated with the Bachchans on many projects, made a rare appearance at the do.

Zeenat Aman

Image: Zeenat Aman
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Zeenat Aman, one of Bachchan's leading ladies in the late seventies, was at hand to wish Bachchan. Who can forget their sizzling chemistry in films like Don, Lawaaris and Pukar?

Shatrughan Sinha

Image: Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha with sons Luv and Kush
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Shatrughan Sinha, Bachchan's costar in films like Kala Patthar and Dostana, arrived with wife Poonam and twins Luv and Kush. Daughter Sonakshi arrived separately.

Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Jeetendra

Image: Baba, Tanvi, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Jeetendra and Tusshar Kapoor
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Javed Akhtar, right, who co-wrote legendary Amitabh Bachchan films like Sholay and Deewar with his then writing partner Salim Khan, with wife Shabana Azmi, her cinematographer brother Baba Azmi, left, and his actress wife Tanvi Azmi, second from left.

Jeetendra was accompanied by son Tusshar Kapoor.

Sanjay Dutt and Danny Denzongpa

Image: Maanyata and Sanjay Dutt, Danny and Gawa Denzongpa
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Sanjay Dutt, who is quite open about his love and awe for Amitabh Bachchan, is seen here with wife Maanyata.

Danny Denzongpa, one of Jaya Bachchan's oldest friends, who played the menacing Bakhtawar in the Bachchan starrer Hum, with wife Gawa Denzongpa.

Nagarjuna and Chiranjeevi

Image: Amala and Nagarjuna, Chiranjeevi and Surekha
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Telugu superstars Chiranjeevi, right, with wife Surekha and Nagarjuna with wife Amala.

Ram Charan Teja and Rana Daggubati

Image: Upasana, Ram Charan Teja and Rana Daggubati
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Ram Charan Teja, who got married earlier this year, with wife Upasana Reddy Kamineni, left; Rana Daggubati arrived solo.

Yash Chopra and Vipul Shah

Image: Vipul and Shefali Shah, Yash and Pamela Chopra
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Filmmaker Vipul Shah, who has cast Bachchan in his movies, with actress wife Shefali, who played Bachchan's wife in Waqt; Yash Chopra, who gave Bachchan a new lease of acting life with Mohabbatein, with wife Pamela.

Puneet Issar and Tinnu Anand

Image: Puneet Issar and Tinnu Anand
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Puneet Issar, who worked with Bachchan in Coolie, on the sets of which the superstar was seriously injured, with his wife, left; actor-director Tinnu Anand, who directed Bachchan in Kaalia and Shahenshah, with his wife, who is the late comedian Agha's daughter.

Ramesh Deo and Ramesh Sippy

Image: Seema and Ramesh Deo, Ramesh Sippy and Kiran Juneja

Ramesh and Seema Deo left, who starred with Bachchan in the unforgettable classic, An#8743 Sholay-Shaan-Shakti (in which Bachchan had stellar roles) director Ramesh Sippy with wife Kiran Juneja.

Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit

Image: Boney Kapoor, Sridevi, Gauri Shinde, R Balki, Madhuri Dixit and Sriram Nene
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Left: Bachchan's Khuda Gawah costar Sridevi with husband Boney Kapoor and English Vinglish director Gauri Shinde, who was accompanied by husband R Balki.

While Balki has directed Bachchan in Cheeni Kum and Paa, the actor made a guest appearance in Shinde's English Vinglish.

Right: Madhuri Dixit, who made a special appearance with the hit song, Makhna, in the Bachchan starrer, Bade Miyan Chote Miyyan, with her husband, Dr Sriram Nene.

Sussanne and Pinky Roshan with J Om Prakash

Image: Sussanne and Pinky Roshan with J Om Prakash

Hrithik Roshan's wife Sussanne arrived with her mother-in-law, Pinky.

Pinky's father -- film producer J Om Prakash -- accompanied them.

Rajkumar Hirani

Image: Rajkumar Hirani, Manjeet and Anupama Chopra
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Rajkumar Hirani arrived with wife Manjeet, and Anupama Chopra, film critic and wife of filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who directed Amitabh in Eklavya

Anil Kapoor and Anupam Kher

Image: Anil and Sunita Kapoor, Anupam and Kirron Kher
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Left: Anil and Sunita Kapo#8744 right: Anupam and Kirron Kher, who is close to the Bachchan family.

Boman Irani and R Madhavan

Image: Zenobia and Boman Irani, Sarita and R Madhavan
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar

Left: Boman and Zenobia Irani; Right: Sarita and R Madhavan.

J P Dutta and Siddharth Basu

Image: J P Dutta and Bindiya Goswami, Anita Kaul and Siddharth Basu

Left: Filmmaker J P Dutta and wife Bindiya Goswami, the former actress.

Right: Kaun Banega Crorepati producers Siddharth and Anita Kaul Basu.

Aruna Irani, Poonam Dhillon, Asha Parekh and Shammi

Image: Aruna Irani, Poonam Dhillon, Asha Parekh and Shammi

Actresses Aruna Irani, Poonam Dhillon, Asha Parekh and Shammi, who have all acted with the star, at the Big B bash.

Pran and Shashi Kapoor

Image: Pran and Shashi Kapoor

Actor Pran, who starred alongside the Big B in his first superhit film Zanjeer, arrives to wish his former costar and friend.


Right: Bachchan's Deewar co-star Shashi Kapoor.

Suniel Shetty and Govinda

Image: Suniel Shetty and Govinda

Left: Suniel , whose movies with Amitabh include Kaante and Shootout at Lokhandwala, and Mana Shetty

Right: Govinda , who co-starred with Amitabh in the comedy Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan, with wife Sunita Ahuja.

Shilpa Shetty and Ayesha Takia

Image: Shilpa Shetty and Ayesha Takia

Shilpa Shetty attends her Lal Badshah costar's birthday with hubby Raj Kundra and sister Shamita.

Ayesha Takia was spotted with husband Farhan Azmi

Rati Agnihotri and Moushmi Chatterjee

Image: Rati Agnihotri, Tanuj Virwani and Moushmi Chatterjee

Left: Rati Agnihotri, Amitabh's co-star in Coolie, with her son Tanuj Virwani. Taruj's debut film, Love  U Soniyo, is expected to hit the big screen soon.

Right: Moushmi Chatterjee, who starred with Bachchan in Benaam and Manzil, made a rare appearance at the do.