Though Akshay Kumar's Diwali party on Wednesday night had several B-Town folk in attendance, his closest buddy and production partner Vipul Shah was conspicious by his absence. Says a source, "There has been buzz about problems between Akshay and Vipul (who's directing the Salman Khan-Ajay Devgan starrer London Dreams) though both have denied it. The rumour that did the rounds some time back was that Akshay and Vipul had differences about the publicity designs of Singh Is Kinng and over certain accounting problems."
Adds the source, "It was strange that neither Vipul nor his wife Shefali (who is close to Akshay's wife Twinkle) attended the bash." The source continues, "Akshay extended invitations over a week ago, so it was strange that Vipul made plans to go to Goa with his family just a day before Akki's party." However, Vipul maintains, "I had to miss Akshay's party as I am in Goa. I'll be celebrating with him in the second week of November, when we announcing our next film together."
Interestingly, Ajay Devgan is also in Goa with wife Kajol and daughter Nysa. Vipul adds, "I am with family and friends in Goa and will return on Saturday." Vipul and Ajay had bonded well during the overseas shooting of London Dreams and so had Salman Khan, who also stars in the film. Both Ajay and Salman leave no stone unturned for their antipathy towards Akshay. In fact, Salman was invited to Akshay's party along with his brothers but he chose not to attend."