B-town in full attendance on Oprah India visit
Earlier, she met the Bachchans at their residence in suburban Mumbai. "The gracious Oprah Winfrey visits our home, to meet us and bless the baby…warm hearted, endearing…drive her to the party in her honour. And Oprah in sari..looking lovely!!," Bachchan had tweeted. The Bachchan-Oprah connection goes back to 2005, when Aishwarya made her first appearance on the `The Oprah Winfrey Show`. Again in 2009, she was invited with her hubby Abhishek to the show.
The Oprah party saw several biggies including Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya, Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Priety Zinta, Lara Dutta, Shilpa Shetty, Anil Kapoor, Imran Khan, Neha Dhupia, Sameera Reddy, Dino Morea, novelist Shobha De, and jewelry designer Farah Khan Ali among others, who went gaga over her and were all click-happy.
"@Oprah and @iamsrk, two people I absolutely adore! Thankyou for making my day! Now can go into labour happily!," an ecstatic Lara Dutta, wrote on twitter. She even posted a picture of her with Oprah and Shahrukh.
Posting a picture with Oprah, actress Neha Dhupia, says, "With @Oprah …. She is oh so charming."
"Tonight was dinner at the Godrej House with Oprah Winfrey . Nice to see her wear a beautiful Sari. Also nice to see Ash out after so long!," actress Priety Zinta said.
"My God! Oprah Winfrey is the warmest most down to earth person I have ever met! What a personality! I`m thrilled!," actress Sameera Reddy tweeted.
"Oprah conquers Mumbai! SRK tells her she is the biggest star in India. Country`s A-list queues up for pics with sari-clad celeb.O is WOW!," Shobha De said.
"Butterflies in my stomach as I get ready to meet my inspiration @Oprah. Did not feel this way even when I met my first boyfriend haha," jewelery designer Farah Khan Ali tweeted.
She posted a picture a picture with Oprah, Hrthik, Sussane, and her family members. "Family photo with my parents, @Oprah, Parmesh and @sussannekroshan and @iHrithik," Farah said.
Even Oprah enjoyed the party and the warm welcome from all. Replying to a tweet, to jelwery designer Farah Khan Ali, Oprah says, "FarahKhanAli was so great meeting you and all the beautiful Bollywooders. Directors, poets, screenwriters, what a nite! @FarahKhanAli, just opened your gift..WOW! What a fun nite."
Oprah is in India for her new show, for which she would travel around the world, interviewing celebrities, news-makers and others. She is expected to be in India till January 22 and would be shooting a portion of her show at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.