Mumbai Indians & Kings XI Punjab, IPL after party at Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai
The mantra of the evening certainly was ‘Eat..drink..and make merry’. Even as the Kings XI Punjab faced defeat yet another time, they were looking forward to an unwinding session at the Signature IPL night here in Mumbai. Glad to see a few from the Mumbai Indians finally at the partying scene. Bravo, Pollard, Duminy, Abhishek Nayar, Dhaval Kulkarni and Jonty Rhodes filled in for the Mumbai brigade, and were seen having a gala time celebrating their victory.
The ‘Ramp’age- Monisha Jaising popularly known as ‘the princess of Bohemian luxe’ showcased her collection which was dominated by block prints, Indian handicrafts, flowy summer collection. Walking the ramp for her were the supermodels Alicia Raut, Sucheta Sharma, Candice Pinto among others. Spotted enjoying Fashion show were fashioniastas Nandita Mahatani, Ex Miss World Diana Hayden,International supermodel Diandra Sores.
As soon as the fashion show ended , DJ Whosane took over spinning some of the best international tracks that got the guests grooving on the dance floor. Kieron Pollard just couldn’t stop raving about the music. The bollywood brigade comprising of Arjun Rampal with wife Mehr Jessia, Dino Morea, Muzamil Ibrahim, Shaad Randhawa, Rahul Bose, Rock On director Abhishek Kapoor. And guess who’s Back in town and was seen enjoying the party? Mandira Bedi is back from her London sojourn and was among the first celebs to be interviewed by Bani J. Quite her chirpy self!
Umpire Robin Jackman, Andy Bichel, KXIP coach Tom Moody, IPL vice Chairman Niranjan Shah were seen enjoying their drinks amidst some serious cricket talks. The highlight of the party certainly was Bret Lee, who took to the dance floor along with fellow team mates Ravi Bopara, Bisla and Kumara Sangakarra. Surprisingly Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Piyush Chawla & Sreesanth gave the party a miss. Too miffed by the defeat I guess.
And just as the party was getting to a full house, the Regal Room was agog with screams of “Ness..Ness” as in walked Ness Wadia sans co-onwers Priety Zinta and Rohit Burman. A pretty picture himself, obliged everyone as he posed before heading to bar.
Whoa…one of the best IPL parties in Mumbai so far. The energy and party quotient of the crowd reached the hilt as they danced till the wee hours, living every bit to the epithet of ‘The City never sleeps’