Salman Khan is in the mood to flex his muscles after the success of Wanted. The actor, along with producer Boney Kapoor, is hosting a huge bash to celebrate the film's tingling box-office collections at a Juhu nightspot.
This will be a show of strength for the actor who divided B-Town after his feud with SRK at his girlfriend, Katrina's birthday party in July 2008.
Who's in, who's not
A source says, "Salman is thrilled with Wanted as it came after a spate of flops. He's keen to have a party inviting many people from the industry. Sallu had invited almost the entire industry to Katrina Kaif's bash last year and everyone had turned up. It's now his turn to see who his real friends are.
Interestingly, Shah Rukh's close friends Karan Johar and Farah Khan are also on his list of invitees. Salman is planning to invite almost everyone - including Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar. Of course, we know that Shah Rukh Khan, the Bachchans and Vivek Oberoi won't be part of the guest list."
Katrina flew in to Mumbai from Bhopal (where she was shooting for Rajniti) to celebrate Eid with Sallu and his family. She is expected to extend her holiday and stay back a day for Khan's party.
Boney, while confirming the party says, "We haven't decided the venue as yet. We will invite those people who have been our support throughout." When asked if they were planning to invite the whole industry, he says, "It depends on the kind of venue we get. If it's a large venue, we will invite as many people as possible."
However, the source insists, "They have already finalised one of the happening nightspots in Juhu. The party is on schedule tomorrow. Salman has personally spoken to the chef and ordered some of his favourite dishes like chicken tikka, tandoori and kebabs. There will also be a lavish spread for those who prefer vegetarian food.
The DJ will play hits from Wanted as well his previous releases." Talking about the food, the source adds, "It will be a daawat for everyone. Salman is calling it a victory bash and will have made-to-order dishes that include lot of barbeques and grilled stuff."
Salman was initially planning to cordon off the sea-facing wooden bar where only he and a few close friends could chill. However, he gave it up after realising that other guests might not like it.
When quizzed about how much Wanted has made at the box office at gross value, Boney says, "I don't discuss gross figures as they are confusing. Wanted is a superhit and the distributors in India should make more than Rs 40 crore after paying for theatres rentals and other overhead charges. While in India, Wanted is one of the three biggest hits in the last three years, in Pakistan, it's the biggest hit amongst all the Hindi films ever released there."