After the National Awards were announced on Monday, the team of Bajirao Mastani which won seven awards including Best Director for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, decided to throw an impromptu party at a restaurant in Bandra, Mumbai. While the who’s who of the entertainment industry including Bhansali’s former leading ladies Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor were in full attendance, however, Bhansali’s ‘Mastani’ Deepika Padukone was conspicuous by her absence.
According to some sources, “She was back in India for a day, the day the National Awards were announced, before returning to shoot for her Hollywood film. She expressed her inability to be present at the party due to a prior commitment.”However, a source has another story to tell. “She was really hurt by the National Awards snub. She had won all the popular awards for her performance in Piku and Bajirao Mastani. She expected the National Award too. When it didn’t happen she lost her appetite to celebrate with her Bajirao Mastani team.” The National Award this year went to Kangana Ranaut for Tanu Weds Manu Returns.