Among those conspicuous by their absence were Saif Ali Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. Their better halves Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt were accompanied by Karan Johar and Neetu Kapoor, respectively.
So where were Saif and Ranbir? Some probing revealed they were very much in town.
Lekin woh gaye nahin. Kyon? (Why did they not attend the wedding?)
“Well, Alia and Sidharth have a history, so maybe Ranbir stayed away. As for Saif he just doesn’t know Sidharth or Kiara well enough. Also, as a rule he doesn’t attend parties,” a source in the know reveals. The reception also saw the reclusive Sanjay Leela Bhansali making a rare appearance.
A source reveals that in spite of non-stop shooting for Heeramandi, Bhansali took time off because Kiara was keen. At the reception Bhansali was seen fraternizing with his blow-hot-blow-cold friend, composer Ismail Durbar. Durbar has been in a sulk with Bhansali since the filmmaker did not offer him any work in Heeramandi.