In spite of corona pandemic scare looming large, Chairman and Managing Director of Pearl Group of Companies as well as Chief Executive editor and owner of Cine Buster Magazine Pvt Ltd, Mr Ronnie Rodrigues decided to fly the entire staff working with him alongside his family, relatives and close friends to London, United Kingdom. On 18 September 2021 the banquet hall of Tower suites by Blue Orchid Hotel was abuzz with party preparation since morning. Ronnie sir has flown an ace DJ Alex from India for this particular party and he along with one of the local event organisers made impressive arrangements. Mr Ashwin and Mr Kevin from Cine Buster, too were working hard to make the party success.
In the evening everyone, who were flown in from Mumbai, gathered to welcome dear Ronnie sir. A few local Indians, known to Mr Ramakant of Munde News channel, who is a photo news editor of Cine Buster magazine were too invited for this bash. Everyone welcomed Ronnie sir who was escorted by a quartet of London beauties. Immediately the dance floor was thrown open and Ronnie sir in his impeccable style gave superlative dancing performances along side London beauties. Most of the guests joined him and the dance floor witnessed different flavours of dancing.
Ronnie sir must be the only host who gave away plenty of currency notes, showering them in an Indian tradition. He must be the Only host who indulged in a British currency shower on the dance floor. The dance floor was in the sea of sterling pounds. All Londonites were awestruck watching this as they never have witnessed a scene like this in any party hosted by an Indian in London. That’s the uniqeness of Ronnie sir as he always maintains that Indians are no less supreme than any countrymen, including Britishers.
There was fun and floric around as the dance floor witnessed Ronnie sir gyrating to his favourite Bollwood numbers including ‘Main Hun Don…’,
‘Deva ShriGanesha….’. There was booze flowing around in abundance and Continental food was served. But the only snag was that in place of Indian rice, Italian rice was served. ‘Italian rice is expensive all around the world but it’s eaten in the slums of Mumbai’s Dharavi province’, expressed Ronnie sir. Irony is the poor people in the slums of Dharavi eat this kind of rice which is served as a delicacy in Five Star hotels abroad at an exorbitant price.
Indian film producer, director and actor Nielesh Malhotra flew in from Germany to attend this Birthday bash. British Indian businessman Hemant Kukhedia, alongwith his better half Harshika,
attended this party despite a hip replacement surgery done a few months back. Noted Indian still photographer, Ratan Bhatia, who gets a call from Shahrukh Khan the moment SRK lands at the Heathrow airport, London, also attended this do with his better half, Reema. Ratan ji is a very respected name in Bollywood still photography and after doing Yash Raj Film’s “Mohabbatein” starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Shahrukh Khan, he shifted base to London.
The next day Ronnie sir celebrated his cousin Savio’s birthday, with a lot of pomp in London. With a heavy voice Savio expressed gratitude and was extensively happy.
The man with the golden heart, Ronnie Rodrigues treats his employees as a family. Another example being one of the employees, Sonali, is getting married in a couple of months and Ronnie sir gave her a surprise gift which brought tears to her eyes. Ronnie sir presented her an expensive diamond studded Choker necklace as an advance wedding gift. This gesture made many teary eyed. This party too was a success with heavy duty music, dancing and dining. This party too witnessed heavy “currency shower” from Ronnie sir. Another aspect of his gold hearted personality being he heavily tipped in sterling pounds to the hotel staff for the hard work they put in during the party.
All in all, everybody had a gala time and a blast in Indian businessman Ronnie Rodrigues’ mind blowing birthday party in London.
Pics : Ramakant Munde