The guests hold up the book 'Pax Indica' at the launch.
Rahul Bose - Indian actor, director, screenwriter, social activist and rugby union player - was also invited as a special guest for Shashi Tharoor's book launch.
While the event was attended by literates, many Bollywood celebrities were spotted at the event too. Actor Sanjay Khan with wife Zarine Khan arrived at the Taj Lands End for the book launch.
Gemologist and jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali, the eldest of actor Sanjay Khan's children accompanied her parents at the do.
Former Miss India, actress Gul Panag attended the book launch dressed in a chic outfit.
Well-known Indian film, television and theatre actor Dalip Tahil was also spotted at the book launch.
Shashi Tharoor gives out an autographed copy of his 'Pax Indica' to a rather excited talk-show host Pooja Bedi (left).
Former actress Poonam Dhillon came for the launch of Shashi Tharoor's book 'Pax Indica' in a beautiful blue saree.
Shashi Tharoor is also a well-known columnist and has written several books: 'The Great Indian Novel', 'The Five Dollar Smile and Other Stories', 'India: From Midnight to the Millennium', to name a few. Each of his books have been bestsellers in India.
Author, columnist, politician Shashi Tharoor hails from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and is married to businesswoman Sunanda Pushkar (right).
Author Chetan Bhagat and veteran actor Aupam Kher also attended the book launch which was held at the Taj Lands End, Mumbai.
Post the event, Anupam Kher (left) tweeted, "Launch of @ShashiTharoor's book Pax Indica in Mumbai was a very warm and thought provoking event. Enjoyed it.;)"
The Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan addresses the press at the book launch, while a panel comprising actors and authors were seated on stage.
K Sankaranarayanan, Shashi Tharoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Sunanda Pushkar (from left to right) pose for the cameras amid tight security.
Actor Shah Rukh Khan, along with actor Anupam Kher, actor Rahul Bose, author Chetan Bhagat and adman Suhel Seth attended the launch of politician and former United Nations Under Secretary General, Shashi Tharoor's book 'Pax Indica', subtitled 'India and the World of the 21st Century'.