Shammi Aunty Turns 80 With A Grand Bash

April 27th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

Shammi Aunty Turns  80  With A  Grand Bash By Subhash K Jha

The “youngest’ (at heart) actress in Bollywood Shammi turned 80 on Sunday with a grand bash hosted by her son Iqbal Rizvi.

The guest list at the birthday party held at China Garden on Saturday night read like the who’s who of the film industry. Everyone from Yash Chopra to Vidya Balan made an appearance to wish the actress who has been actively a part of the film industry for more than 60 years.

The Bachchans—Jaya(one of Shammi Aunty’s closest friends), Abhishek(who on the way to the party described Shammi Aunty as “my oldest friend”) and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were among the first to arrive. Of course Shammi Aunty’s best friend Asha Parekh was bustling around playing the hostess to the hilt and so was another dear friend Waheeda Rehman. Karan’s mother Hiroo Johar represented her son .

Namrata and Priya Dutt with their respective spouses also showed up.

But the biggest surprise of the evening was the appearance of the ailing veteran actor Pran who limped in supported by a walker and said, “How could I miss this occasion?”

“I guess last night was the culmination of all the goodwill I’ve generated over the years. 60 years in the industry have just flown by. I’ve made some good friends. Nargis was one of my closest friends . Today I’m equally fond of Nargis and Dutt Saab’s three children,” says Shammi Aunty emotionally on the morning after the party which she says overwhelmed her.

“I guess I’m friends with everyone because I’ve no ego about visiting people or reaching out to them whenever I feel like. Waheeda, Asha, Jaya and I have been friends for years. I worked with Hema Malini . Today I’m working with her a daughter Esha in a film that I think is called Ghost Ghost Na Raha….can’t be sure because they’ve changed the title twice.”

Shammi Aunty is also doing a aserial Ghar Ek Sapna. “And that’s enough work for me at this age. I’m lucky to have a son who looks after me so well. Iqbal arranged the party and made sure all the guests were well looked after. I think I’ve had a full life. Now maybe just a few more years and then…bye bye” -Sampurn Media
Shammi Aunty Turns  80  With A  Grand Bash

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