It happened at Farah Khan’s Sunday dinner; there was a tenth director around too but…
Roshmila Bhattacharya (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 19, 2017)

She may be several pounds lighter, but the svelte Farah Khan has not quit on her Sunday lunches. The filmmaker hosts one almost every week and admits it’s become something of a tradition to invite friends home if she is in town.

Last Sunday, she threw a dinner party when tennis ace Sania Mirza was in town after very long, almost six months. “I invited a few more people, including Karan (Johar), who on his show had groused that I never call him. So, this time I asked him to come and stop bitching about the guest list, cutlery and crockery,” laughs Farah, quick to add that there were a lot of other guests around, besides the eight directors — Kabir Khan, Karan Johar, Farhan and Zoya Akhtar, Ashutosh Gowariker, Punit Malhotra, Sajid Khan and Goldie Behl — you see with her in the picture.

“Actually there was a tenth director at home too who refused to come out,” she quips, obviously referring to husband Shirish Kunder, who she admits is very shy and comfortable chatting when there are only about five-six people around. “When it is a big party, he refuses to come out of his den and into the frame.”

Prod her on what the director gang spoke about and she says she can’t recall. She doesn’t think they discussed any films in particular. “It was just about business in China and other random stuff,” she shrugs.

Farah points out that usually such power dinners have actors and starlets on the guest list. “But I was happy to invite my filmmaker friends. It wasn’t planned but when we realised there were so many directors around, we decided on a memento photograph. Lucky for us, Avinash (ace photographer Avinash Gowariker) was around to capture the priceless moment. What a night it was!” she exults.