The afternoon of November 1 was an exciting one for Bollywood fans, who got a glimpse of Gauri Khan heading out to Alibaug in a private ferry with mother Savita Chhibber and daughter Suhana Khan. Dressed in laid back navy blue separates and a roomy all-white ensemble respectively, the Khan ladies boarded their ride from Mumbai’s Gateway of India in time to set up their Alibaug residence, where they planned to bring in Shah Rukh Khan’s 52nd birthday. Joining them on the journey were some of the duo’s closest friends, including Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Sussanne Khan, Anu Dewan, Seema Khan, Maheep Kapoor and daughter Shanaya Kapoor, and Bhavana Pandey and daughter Ananya Pandey.
But if you thought those were the only people who would be celebrating Shah Rukh’s big day with him, you couldn’t have been more wrong. As the evening progressed, Bollywood’s most-followed Instagram pages began blowing up with quite a few envy-worthy inside pictures from Shah Rukh’s celebration. There to party with the Khans at their sprawling holiday home (think all-white interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of sunlight, wooden accents and mosaic floors) were Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, and Sidharth Malhotra too. Wondering how you didn’t catch pictures of them travelling to Alibaug? Malhotra, for one, made his way to the birthday venue with director Farah Khan Kunder in Karan Johar’s chopper.
While Gauri used the occasion to catch up with her inner circle, Bhatt and Kaif made sure to take several picture-perfect snapshots from the party, even being photobombed by toddler Abram Khan in one. Enjoying his time off, birthday boy Shah Rukh stepped behind the lens for a bit too, taking pictures of his guests through the evening. In Johar’s words, “FYI he can put any photographer out of business!” Some of the most exciting pictures from the get-together also included a snapshot of Sussanne hanging out with Suhana, Deepika Padukone waving into Karan Johar’s camera while he captured a selfie and Katrina Kaif’s portrait shot with the birthday star, which came with the most heartfelt caption. Scroll through our slideshow to see what else went down in Alibaug last night, and for a peek into the Khan’s stunning holiday home.