Posted Sun, May 25, 2014 2:17pm IST

The talented filmmaker who has turned a year older celebrated his 42nd birthday last night. And KJo’s birthday party was nothing less than epic. Well, that’s what Sonakshi wrote on Twitter page today. Considering a lot of Bollywood bigwigs graced the occasion we are sure it must have been truly epic…

Karan Johar is one celeb who shares great rapport with almost everyone in the B-town. So when he blew candles on his cake last night with most of the industrywallas in attendance, Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan, Alia Bhatt were amongst the many celebs who wished the birthday boy.

Not really surprising, hai na? But there were few who skipped Johar’s party despite being close to him. Bollywoodlife had earlier reported that Karan’s once-upon-a-time favourite heroine Kareena Kapoor Khan and his lucky mascot Kajol may not show up at the do. Well, we weren’t wrong coz the two B-town beauties weren’t spotted at their close buddy’s birthday bash. Despite that the Bombay Velvet baddie had a rocking time and here’s why:

The Shuddhi factor:  Not too long ago, both Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan rejected Karan Johar’s magnum opus Shuddhi. But that sure hasn’t affected their dostana coz Mr Perfectionist and Duggu did attend the filmmaker-turned-actor’s 42nd birthday bash. Surprisingly, the hero of Shuddhi Salman Khan was missing from this star studded event. With so much hoopla around the retrial of 2002 hit-and-run case, maybe Sallu miyaan wasn’t in the mood to party. But representing the Bhai of Bollywood at the party was his brother Sohail Khan and sister Alvira Khan.

Koffee couch glamour: This year KJo pulled off an casting coup of sorts for his chat show Koffee With Karan 4 by bringing Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra together, who had daggers drawn out attacking each other. The two made an appearance on KWK 4 to prove they are friends and that’s what we got to see at Johar’s birthday party as well. We dunno what happened in the party but Alia and Pari made their presence felt for sure. And yes, at this do the Ishaqzaade babe could certainly do with some style tips from the Highway actor, for we were so not impressed with her royal blue jumpsuit!

Student of The Year: The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director launched three talented actors in 2012 with his film Student Of The Year. While two of his students – Alia and Varun Dhawan were seen entering their mentor’s birthday bash, Karan’s third and the hottest student Sidharth Malhotra was no were to be seen. Well, we all know he is busy promoting his upcoming film Ek Villain. So that could be one reason behind his no-show. Or who knows maybe be he arrived a bit too early or left a little too late and hence didn’t get clicked.

The perfect picture: Off late, quite a dirty picture has been painted about Vidya Balan’s marriage. However, the Oh la la babe and her hubby dearest Sidharth Roy Kapur made for a picture perfect couple at Karan Johar’s party last night. Guess all the talk about their shaadi hitting rock bottom was just gossip, hai na?

Shahrukh Khan: In an interview to a leading daily, KJo said SRK and Aditya Chopra are two of his weaknesses. Awww that’s sweet na? While the celebrated filmmaker had only good things to say about his close pal Khan, the Happy New Year actor also made sure to make his birthday special. King Khan not only attended his jigri dost’s birthday bash with his wifey Gauri Khan, he even stayed back till the end and was the last one to leave. Well, SRK-KJo friendship is sure intact no matter what rumours suggest, hai na?