May 19, 2016 - 1:39pm
Apple CEO Tim Cook had his wish granted on Wednesday night when he dined at Shah Rukh Khan’s Mumbai house, Mannat. Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Farah Khan, Parineeti Chopra, AR Rahman, Sania Mirza and Aamir Khan attended the event aong with several other business and Bollywood personalities.
Apparently, before Cook landed in India, his team had contacted Shah Rukh’s team looking for a possibility of a meeting between the two. When the Bollywood star found out about this, he decided to host a private dinner for Cook, instead of just a plain meeting. “Contrary to what has been reported, the dinner won’t be a formal sit-down affair. It will be more of an informal get-together,” an insider had told Hindustan Times.
On Wednesday, Cook began his first official visit to India by offering prayers at Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak temple, where he also met Anant Ambani, the son of Reliance Industries chairperson Mukesh Ambani.
He is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. He met Modi at a Silicon Valley event in the US last September, where they discussed manufacturing plans under Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.