Posted on May 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

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Karan Johar celebrates 40th with star studded bash!

Actor, producer, director, talk show host and one of Bollywood’s most loved stars, Karan Johar turns 40! The super star is celebrating with a star studded birthday bash on May 25th organized by friend and fashion designer Manish Malhotra!

Johar spoke to Times of India about his birthday, stating:

“It’s also a landmark date because nothing has happened in my personal life. I’m hoping the new decade will embrace me personally, allowing me a lot of ‘me’ time… In the last 15 years, I’ve just been going from one film set to another, busy making cinema I believe in or hosting my TV show. Honestly, there have been a lot of professional milestones. I wake up each day grateful for the fact that I’m in this industry. I laugh, cry and dream with my movies. I’ve enjoyed the fashion, the aesthetics, and the scale of the productions. However, my personal life has been zilch. I’m hoping to change that as I blow out the candles this year… sorry, I withdraw that statement! This birthday, there will be no cake or candles. I want nothing clichéd. Instead, I want the 40s to consume me.”

Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Ekta Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, the Bachchans, Salman Khan, Ayan Mukerji, Karan Malhotra, Tarun Mansukhani, Puneet Malhotra, Deepika Padukone, Priety Zinta, Shakun Batra and Aamir Khan are all expected to attend the grand affair! There’s even a last minute invitation to Priyanka Chopra!


“Mom (Hiroo Johar) and I are an intimate family. And since I have no siblings, some of our friends are like family,” Johar said.  “The reason I want to celebrate today with my friends and family is because I can’t think of another occasion that merits this kind of mood and indulgence. I’m not getting married, so turning 40 is a good enough reason to kick off my shoes and dance!”


The Johar Birthday Bash has been the talk of the town for a while now, even the stars are very excited to go! Deepika Padukone told NDTV Movies:

“It’s like a big event in our calendar. Everyone has been planning for it for a very long time – like who is wearing what, who is doing hair and who is doing make up?It is going to be a big event. I am very happy for him. He is someone I am extremely fond of and I think it’s his energy… the minute you are with him he just makes you feel so happy and lighthearted. He makes you feel so young!”


Keep it locked on Urban Asian to find out the details of the party later!

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