Khan family welcomes Ganpati

6 years ago

Gaurav Dubey

Mumbai:  It is a very special time of the year for Salman and his entire Khan-daan. Though there were speculations that Ganesh Chaturthi would take place at his Panvel farmhouse since his Bandra residence was being renovated, the idea has been dropped and this year, Lord Ganapati is checking in at Alvira’s Bandra house.

The festival will be celebrated with great pomp and show, as usual, and will be no less spectacular in any measure. Salman’s sisters Alvira and Arpita are the hosts this time and they are trying their best to make it a grand success. 
The ceremony, which had begun 10 years back due to his youngest sister Arpita’s insistence, will be overseen by the latter along with her sister Alvira and her husband Atul Agnihotri. 
Earlier in the day, Arpita was spotted carrying the idol, along with Sohail Khan who drove in to help her take the idol home. 
There were reports that the family had decided to host the festival at their Panvel farmhouse as their ‘Galaxy‘ apartment in Bandra is under renovation.
The plan was however dropped as the Khans feared too many people from the area might drop in to be part of the festivity. Salim Khan said: “We always have friends and relatives coming over for Ganpati darshan. Panvel will be quite far off for everyone.” 
“Arpita is in charge again and the celebrations which start today (Monday) will continue for one-and-a-half days,” Salman’s father added.
Sangeeta Bijlani, Preity Zinta, Sonakshi Sinha and many others have already paid a visit to seek the Lord’s blessings. With Shah Rukh Khan inviting Salman for Eid and an Iftar Party in Dubai, we wonder if Salman has also invited the Badshah for Ganapati celebrations. And if SRK pays a visit to Salman’s house for the Ganesh utsav, it will be quite a surprise as the actor himself celebrates the festival with huge fanfare.

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