Live from the Star Lounge

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Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek lit up the star lounge with their good humoured banter. Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek lit up the star lounge with their good humoured banter.
SummaryHere’s what the camera didn’t capture — some action backstage where the stars hung around, with a privileged few for company.

moments like these make such shows come alive.

By the time you read this, the on stage shenanigans will be aired, discussed and youtubed. But there shall always remain things that no TV cameras can show you — think all classified action backstage that we call as the Star Lounge.

Hanging out with the stars

Star Lounge is the nerve center of any award ceremony — an air- conditioned cozy sitting area backstage where stars cross path, where actresses with their managers in tow opt for that last minute dress fitting before they go on stage. The vibe is buzzy. Small talk is exchanged over chocolate fondue and coffee. A Star Lounge is a networker’s delight and every Gossip Girl’s mecca. Only a chosen few get access to the coveted Star Lounge. We were there and so we give you all the uncensored action:

Amitabh Bachchan, who was awarded the ‘Legend of Indian Cinema’ honour was all praises for Annu Kapoor’s soul stirring speech on the Delhi Braveheart, which he delivered when he won the award for best comic role in Vicky Donor. Incidentally Kapoor shared his award with Abhishek Bachchan, who won for Bol Bachchan. When Sr Bachchan spotted Kapoor in the Star Lounge he went up to him and said, “Sir, aapki speech ne bahut prabhaavit kar diya hume…Dil ko choo gayi.”

Jaya Bachchan, who was amongst the first ones to raise national consciousness with her emotional speech in the Parliament after the Delhi Gangrape incident, waited patiently as her husband and son performed their winner’s duties. Abhishek Bachchan with his warmth and funny repartees was just what the Doctor ordered for all of us highly stressed girls in the Star Lounge. He made everyone smile. We really hoped he would stay back, but he was in a hurry to go home. Why so? Because as he quipped, “I’m on baby duty.” Lucky Aaradhya.

Katrina Kaif, who looked quite fetching in a fabulous Naeem Khan ensemble was seen bonding with Ishaqzaade star Arjun Kapoor and his sister Anshula. Katrina, who had come to the awards after a hectic day’s work, was famished and

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