By Karuna Tyagi Last Updated:
What is the best thing about Diwali? The family get-togethers, lots of mithai’s or decking up yourself in your best ethnic wear? Well for us the best thing about Diwali is B-town’s Diwali parties. Celebs turning into perfect hosts and Bollywood fraternity gathering under one roof, all dressed in their traditional best becomes a visual treat for all of us. When you start to see markets filled with fairy lights and households decorated with fresh flowers and all the decorative pieces, you will not need any other hint to guess that the nation is celebrating the festival of light and prosperity, Diwali.
As Diwali 2019 approached, the internet was bombarded with pictures from various celebs Diwali parties. From Bachchans Diwali bash after 2 years at their Jalsa residence to Anil Kapoor and Sonam K Ahuja hosting a joint Diwali bash for their friends and family members, Diwali is all about togetherness. When we are talking about Diwali bashes, how can we forget, Karan Johar’s Diwali puja at his Dharma office? Karan twinned in Manish Malhotra couture with his twin kids, Yash Johar and Roohi Johar for the Diwali puja. (Recommended Read: Kapil Sharma And Ginni Chatrath Celebrated Their First Diwali Post Wedding, Shares A Video)
On the occasion of Diwali 2019, Karan Johar hosted a Diwali puja at his Dharma office in Mumbai and it was attended by all his friends and colleagues. You name any of the younger generations of B-town and he/she was present at the Diwali puja hosted by KJO. On October 27, 2019, Karan took to his Instagram handle and shared pictures from the puja and captioned the images as “The @dharmamovies Diwali Pooja was full of love and great energy!! So grateful to everyone who gives us so much love and works tirelessly with us always! We are blessed.” Followed by an array of heart emojis. Take a look at all the happy faces:
Apart from the star-studded Diwali puja of the Dharma, what had caught our attention was once a rumoured couple, Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan happily posing next to each other at the occasion. The duo was all smiles for the camera and Sara looked like a fresh breeze of air in a yellow-coloured salwar-suit and Kartik looked dapper in a pastel-coloured kurta-pyjama. Sara took to her Instagram handle and shared the pictures from the puja and captioned them as “Wishing everyone a Happy, Bright, Joyous, Fun, Safe and Prosperous Diwali.”
For the unversed, it was on Karan Johar’s show, Koffee With Karan season 6, where Sara Ali Khan had confessed her desire of dating Pyaar Ka Punchnama actor, Kartik Aaryan. Sara had made her debut on the show with her father, Saif Ali Khan and during a 'Rapid Fire' segment on the show, Karan had asked Sara, "An actor you would like to date?" But before the Kedarnath actress could answer the question, Karan had said, "You've already said that" hinting at Sara's previous answer, where she had mentioned that she wishes to marry Ranbir Kapoor. But much to Saif and Karan’s surprise, Sara had replied to his question, "I want to marry Ranbir Kapoor. I don't want to date him. I want to date Kartik Aaryan." To this, Karan had retorted, “I’m sure he wouldn’t mind dating you. Should I take the proposal?” The excited Sara had agreed, “Tell him, na!” when probed if she likes Kartik's big hair and Sara had answered with a “Yeah!” (Suggested Read: Taimur Ali Khan Refuses To Move When Kareena Kapoor Asks Him To, Looked Royal In Evening For Diwali)
Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan will be sharing the screen space for the first time with Imtiaz Ali’s Aaj Kal. Soon after the duo had started shooting together, rumours about them dating started filling the gossip columns. Their off-screen and on-screen chemistry had always sparked the rumours about the duo secretly dating, but Sara and Kartik had never confirmed nor denied their relationship and had always stuck to being ‘just friends’. No matter what term they tag themselves into, their off-screen chemistry at various events, gym sessions and outings has proved otherwise.
Before the duo could confirm their romance, there were reports that Kartik and Sara had decided to end their relationship due to work commitments. However, speaking to ETimes, Sara’s father, Saif Ali Khan had finally approved of their relationship, amidst their breakup rumours and had said, “In-person Sara is good, she knows what she wants and usually likes nice people. So, I'm sure he's (Kartik) a lovely guy because you know I have full trust in her values and what kind of things she would be drawn to. So, you know, if she likes him, then he must be nice.”
As per a Mumbai Mirror report, Sara and Kartik were struggling to find some time together amidst the work schedules. Kartik is extremely busy shooting Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and will also be working on Dostana 2. On the other hand, Sara is working on Coolie No 1. Hence, as per the report, Kartik and Sara were finding it tough to catch up with each other. A source told Mumbai Mirror that the two tried hard to squeeze in ‘we time’ post the wrap up of their movie, Aaj Kal. However, it wasn’t possible and hence, they have decided to call it off. (Do Read: Radhika Merchant Attended Bachchans Diwali Bash With Nita Ambani, Mukesh Ambani And Anant Ambani)
Well, Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan’s pictures from the Diwali puja proved to be a sign of relief for their fans!