This time the Ganpati celebrations were at not at Salman Khan’s home but at Arpita Khan Sharma and Aayush Sharma’s new home. In an interview with a leading daily Aayush said that this decision was made last year itself. He also mentioned how Salim Khan and Salma Khan find it difficult when guests constantly keep coming in and out.
Arpita Khan moved in to a new house with husband Aayush Sharma and they have hosted Ganesh Chaturathi celebrations at their new abode.
Last year Salman couldn’t attend the Ganesh Utsav at Galaxy Apartments as he was busy shooting for Tubelight and even this year he is busy with Tiger Zinda Hai. So the family thought to get Lord Ganesha at Arpita’s house.
On Saturday, the Ganesh visarjan ceremony took place yesterday at Arpita Khan Sharma’s residence at Mumbai’s Carter Road which was attended by Salman’s rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur, Arbaaz Khan’s ex-wife Malaika Arora and her sister Amrita Arora, Sohail Khan, Helen, Juhi Chawla, Sophie Choudary and Swara Bhaskar.
Arpita’s husband Aayush Sharma was seen carrying the Ganesha idol outside their residence.
He was followed by Sohail Khan, who carried the second idol. Arpita and her son Ahil were seen standing beside them, enjoying the festivity.
Salman made sure that he did not miss Ganesh Chaturthi, like last time, but had to fly back to Abu Dhabi to resume shooting for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’.
Arpita is right there in middle of all the celebration, with her son Ahil in her arms.
The couple recently bought a house and it’s really special for Arpita as the lord will be gracing her house. She quoted to DNA, “When I’d decided to start keeping Ganpati, we didn’t know how long we would do so. It all just happened. Now after 14 years of celebrating it, it’s become a family function. We all look forward to celebrating it. I feel truly blessed to have Ganpati Bappa grace our new home with his presence first and then we will be moving in. Galaxy will always be blessed by Ganpati and the visarjan will be at Galaxy garden.”
Also, Khans don’t immerse their Ganpati idols in the sea. A temporary pond is made in their garden and the idol is immersed there. The water is later used to water the garden. Since their Ganpati idol is organic, hence no chemicals are used in its making.
Helen, Salma Khan and other family members are also seen in the pics.
Salman’s rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur also attend Ganesh Visarjan at Arpita’s house.