Greater Noida, Oct 31: Bollywood celebs, including superstar Shahrukh Khan, turned out for American pop singer n Lady Gaga's maiden Indian performance on the last day of the exclusive Formula One after-parties.
The Grammy-winning singer, wearing an outfit by designer Tarun Tahiliani, entertained a crowd of 1000 VIPs and wannabes at the Jaypee Integrated Sports Complex on Sunday night, tickets to which were priced as high as Rs 40,000. Gaga had said earlier that her performance will bear an Indian influence and the guests attending were looking forward to it.
“I met Gaga, she is amazing, so beautiful and honest... We exchanged a lot of good things about life. I told her that I started listening to her because of my daughter, because she is a huge fan. I am looking forward to her performance,” Shahrukh said before attending the party. King Khan, who came in past midnight even though wife Gauri had come a lot earlier, looked dapper in a black suit.
Party host Arjun Rampal said, “I am very nervous. I have been waiting for this day. I want everyone to remember this party. Gaga will perform one single which she has never performed. She will be singing alongwith a sitar player. She has really worked very hard and has been rehearsing all day long.”
Among the guests were Anil Kapoor and daughter Sonam, Fardeen Khan, Imran Khan, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Sanjay Kapoor, Priety Zinta, Sussane Roshan, sisters Riya and Raima Sen and filmmaker Sudhir Mishra.
“I feel so proud that something of this sort has happened in India. The race was fantastic and I really enjoyed myself. I am looking forward to partying now and I am Gaga fan so looking forward to her performance. My favourite track is Judas,” said Deepika, who attended the party with Siddharth Mallaya.
Actress Bipasha Basu shared the excitement, saying, “Race was awesome! I am excited about everyone wants to see her and I am really excited about meeting her. My favourite track is Bad Romance,” Bipasha said.
Imran, who was accompanied by wife Avantika, said, “I am not really a big fan of Gaga, I am just here for my friends and to have a good time.”