Thursday, 15 April 2010

Signature IPL Nights

The Mumbai Indians are in no mood to let the others party. After sealing a semi final berth against the Rajasthan Royals, they defeated the Delhi Daredevils here in Mumbai with whopping 37 run margin.  The after party was a hit, both the teams partied and how! Read on..
Shantanu-Nikhil’s embellished collection, the city’s elite grooving to DJ Aqeel’s tunes, the MTV VJ’s, the players ‘wining and dining’ made for yet another IPL after party a huge hit.
The Designer duo of Shantanu- Nikhil, who have been in the news recently for designing celebrity couple Sania- Shoaib’s wedding attire, were the designers for the evening.  Embellished cuts, flowy gowns, models draped in hues of Red, Black and white were the highlights of the show. Seen enjoying the ramp walk from the front rows were Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, IPL vice chairman Niranjan Shah,Daredevils Paul Collingwood,  AB de Villers, Ashish Nehra, among others.

Shiny disco balls:)
Dj Aqeel had the guests asking for more, when his tracks set the dance floor blazing. A good mix of Bollywood and Punjabi numbers amidst the ‘Signature IPL Trumpet’ had everyone shaking a leg. Having two left feet with such music being played is a thing of the past and a silly excuse, if I may say. Javagal Srinath made a rare and quick appearance, and was seen in some serious discussion with a few Delhi players and umpires. Talk of bringing work to party!:P

Javagal Srinath
But Umpire Daryl Harper certainly takes the prize for being the most cordial guest. Obliging fans and guests with pictures and autographs, sharing umpiring and his career tit bits with them and also learning a bit of hindi, he was having a good time indeed.  Surprisingly he remarked ‘Shabaash’ after having a brief tete-e-tete with me, for being an ardent cricket fan.

Daryl Harper with a guest.

Ashish Nehra
Saurabh Tiwary, Dwayne Bravo,  Star of the match Kieron Pollard,  Dhaval Kulkarni, JP Duminy made up for the Mumbai brigade and were seen enjoying the food and drinks. This party also had a houseful of MTV VJ’s who were having a great time interviewing the players , DJ Aqeel and Arjun Rampal.

Couple Capers- Arjun Rampal with Mehr

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