Shilpa’s First Diwali Card Party.

Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj to host the first Diwali card party of the season in their new home, where all of the B-Town biggies invited, Except Akshay Kumar.

Card parties around Diwali are big in Bollywood. Every actor wants his/her cards party to be the best. Each year, dates are planned and announced in a rush before the social calendar is filled up. This year, there is a new entrant Shilpa Shetty and husband Raj Kundra.

The couple who will be celebrating their first Diwali together at their new ‘Juhu bungalow’ wants to kick start the card parties by hosting the first one.

The Kundras started telling industry folk to block the date weeks ago. Everyone from Khans to the Kapoors families has been invited.

The only couple that has been left out of the guest list is Akshay Kumar, even though they live a mere hundred meters away.

Sources close to the couple says, "This party is actually a housewarming bash. It’s just that around Diwali, everyone is in the mood to play card games, so they decided to have that as well." The bungalow got ready only recently.

Even though the couple has moved in, the shifting of furniture, artifacts, paintings etc from their old home, is still underway. It is learnt that Shilpa is juggling the process of nestling in and planning her Diwali party simultaneously.

The guest list includes Shah Rukh-Gauri, Sanjay Dutt-Maanayata, The Bachchan family, Ameesha Patel, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kangna Ranaut and Sajid Nadiadwala-Wardha.

The surprise invitees are Raveena Tandon Thadani (and hubby Anil) whom Shilpa met and recently bonded with at a filmy party. 

Both actresses have dated Akshay Kumar in the past. It looks like they are ready to let bygones be bygones.