KHODU IRANI, 31, Restaurateur
“We don’t do commercial events so people took
time to enjoy our culture”
Pune’s buzzing nightlife owes a lot to Khodu Irani. From offbeat music to live gigs and theme events like Toga parties and Halloween, Irani introduced all this and more with his club High Spirits in 2005. An evening here could see anything from performers like Raghu Dixit and Vir Das, to bands like Dub the Magic Dragon and Mumford and Sons. These gigs have turned High Spirits into one of the hottest nightspots that draws almost 250 guests on weekdays and over 350 on weekends.
HE’S DIFFERENT His lounge promotes safe driving by offering discounts to those who volunteer to be alcohol-free drivers for friends. An MBA from Symbiosis Institute, Irani doesn’t charge an entry fee for most gigs and organises fun events like Bladder Burst (unlimited beers and shots), Toss the Boss (happy hours) and Zoo Project (wherein guests must dress in animal prints).
FUTURE TALK “To always do something fun that my clients enjoy,” says Irani. He attributes his inspiration to his travels, and is considered the pioneer of partying in the city.
Contact: 35A1 North Main Road, Koregaon Park Tel 65250559