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BIRTHDAY BASH: Payal Rohtagi celebrated her birthday on the sets of reality show Bigg Boss with her inmates, while her family awaited her return for a lavish do

New Delhi, Wednesday November 12, 2008

ASIA CALLING

PHOTOS: RAAJESSH KASHYAP

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he next time you plan to visit Gurgaon, you have one more place to party. The swanky and innovatively styled restaurant Asia 7 was launched recently at Ambience Mall and thrown open for foodies. Celebrity chef Nikhil Chib, who has travelled extensively around the globe and has selected dishes from seven Asian countries for the menu. The party was organised to celebrate the launch by Soni and Rohit Aggarwal and Divya and Amit Burman. From designers to TV anchors, builders to socialites, food enthusiasts from all over the city trooped in to pamper their tastebuds. Designer Nainika Karan, all set for the winter in her black dress, tasted the fare from all the seven countries. Also spotted were designers Vijay Arora, Ravi Bajaj, Gauri Karan and Rina Dhaka. Rohit Aggarwal, director, Lite Bite Foods, was asked what is the one thing that makes Asia 7 different from other pan-Asian restaurants. He quipped, “It’s the food.” And yes, we will vouch for it, too. Designer Suneet Verma relished the fare, saying that he was there to enjoy the dinner and nothing else.

Living it up: Rohit Aggarwal with wife Soni

Hello everyone: Amit Burman and wife Divya

Super cosy: Designers Vijay Arora and Gauri Karan

Catching up: Designers Ravi Bajaj and Nainika Karan

A little bit of this and some of that: Designer Rina Dhaka with chef Nikhil Chib

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Buddies: Designers Varun Bahl and Rohit Gandhi (R)

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Say cheese: Naveen and Raseel Ansal

Guests of honour: Director Madhur Bhandarkar with wife Renu

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Social call: Abhishek Khaitan with wife Deepshikha

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he bash hosted by Seema and Sandeep Jajodia and Amit and Nidhi Goel was the most talked about do of late. The who’s who of the city, right from politicians, , socialites, fashion designers and artists decided to make an appearance. The man of the night was Director Madhur Bhandarkar, as the party was to celebrate the success of his movie Fashion. Madhur was accompanied by wife Renu who is rarely seen in the party circuit. Chilling out at the do and mingling with friends, Madhur said, “Till date Fashion is the best movie I've made. However, some of my friends say, they loved Page 3 and the others say its Corporate.” What's his personal favourite? “Of course Satta.” What’s his next venture, we asked him? “At the moment, I am busy with scripting. It will take me 15 to 20 days to wind up and then I will decide.” Also spotted at the do were politicians Shahnawaz Hussain, Navin Jindal and Amar Singh with glitterati including danseuse Shalu Jindal, film-maker Ashoke Pandit, designers Ritu Beri, Rohit Bal and Rohit Gandhi. We couldn't miss out on the charming shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore enjoying a relaxed evening sans Gayatri. He said, “Right now I am just chilling and living the moment. I do train 6 to 7 hours a day but for the time being I am enjoying to the hilt.” Also present were Asma and Nadeem Javed, Suresh Kalmadi, Amit and Divya Burma, Jatinn Kochchar, Ambika Shukla, Alpana Gujral, Abhishek and Deepshikha Khaitan.

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Cozying up: Designer Manju Grover (R) with a friend

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What’s up? Ashoke Pandit

Dancing queen: Host Seema Jajodia

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PHOTOS: RAAJESSH KASHYAP

One for the camera: Shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and host Sandeep Jajodia

Rare call: Navin Jindal

he Multistoreys/Stories show comprising works of artist Binoy Varghese was recently held at the Palette Art Gallery. The guest list included designers Varun Bahl, Vijay Arora, David Abraham & Rakesh Thakore and Rohit Bal, former model Feroze Gujral, Raseel & Naveen Ansal, Sanjeev Bijli of PVR, Ruheen Jaiswal, artist Sakti Burman and Maite Delteil, besides others. — HTC

Friends: Designer Ritu Beri with Anil Vij

Two-gether: Designer Rahul Khanna with Ambika Shukla

All poised: Former model Feroze Gujral and artist Binoy Varghese

zabeeh-Taste of Asia @ Asia 7, Gurgaon [6 Nov 2008]  

Cozyingup: DesignerManju Grover(R)withafriend NewDelhi,WednesdayNovember12,2008 Guestsofhonour: DirectorMadhur BhandarkarwithwifeRenu Social...