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Aamir was a surprise guest at Slumdog party

Written by: By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 11:11 [IST]

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Aamir Khan was the surprise guest at the post-premiere party of Slumdog Millionaire at the J W Marriott on Thursday night! Everyone at the premiere of SM was in great spirits after the Oscar nominations were announced. After the premiere, Danny, Anil Kapoor, the Fox Studio team, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and wife Anupama, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur, Sudhir Mishra and Baba and Tanvi Azmi decided to celebrate. Danny asked Aamir, who was at the premier, to join them.

Anil admits, "We popped champagne. Aamir is very happy for the SM team. Shekhar said SM was the biggest Indian hit worldwide and would touch 1000 crore. Apparently, it's already crossed 400 crore." It was baffling of Khan to celebrate when his own film didn't make the cut at Oscars, "A really large-hearted guy will feel happy for others and Aamir is that."

Anil was thrilled at the turnout at the premiere. "Everyone I called came. I missed my Chembur friends three of whom have died Babban (who drowned), Rajeev Khanna (Gul), Guru (who succumbed to alcohol) and Naresh Jhangiani. They were my childhood friends. Every year, I attend all the festivals there and whenever there's a big function in Chembur, I go."

Anil has a special for the thespian actor, Dilip Kumar. "Yusufsaab has always been there for me right from my Mashaal days. I invited him and Sairaji personally. I always go to their house and meet them over a cup of tea, samosas, pattice and Yusuf saab's favorite sponge cake. Youngsters today should take a lesson from him on how to take part in other people's happiness. Dilipsaab is the greatest living legend. It's a risk for Dilipsaab to go out of his home but he always makes the effort. May God give him a much longer life and may he live for 100 years..."

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