Mumbai, Feb 5 : Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan turned 39 years of age on Thursday.
The actor, who is on a high with the success of ‘Happy New Year’, said he likes to work on his birthdays and will shoot even on his special day this year.
“I like to work on my birthday, because I want to spend my day doing what I love, which is making movies and spending time with those who are with me all year round, taking care of me, tolerating me and being a huge source of happiness for me. Throughout my career, there have been very few birthdays on which I haven’t worked. I’ll be shooting with Umesh today. Also, Shamitabh (which he has co-produced) will release tomorrow (February 6), so everyone is consumed by that. Also, I love gifts, but I don’t expect them,” Abhishek told Hindustan Times.
On his birthday, his father and superstar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “To those that send multiple greetings for Abhishek on his birthday .. thank you so much ..may your blessings remain with him always.”
His friend and actor Riteish Deshmukh also wished the Abhishek with an emotional message saying: “At the start of my career, 1st person in the industry to tell me -‘if you need anything am always there’ @juniorbachchan Happy Birthday Bhau.”
This year is very special for the birthday boy who had a super hit film ‘Happy New Year’ that set the cash ringing at Box Office in 2014.
Born to actors Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek debuted in Bollywood with the film ‘Refugee’ in 2000, which won him critical acclaim, although the film failed to succeed at the box-office.
The actor had several unsuccessful films after his first venture including ‘Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke’ (2000), ‘Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya’ (2000), ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai’ (2001), ‘Om Jai Jagdish’ (2002), and ‘Desh’ (2002).
He tasted box-office success with his performances in ‘Yuva’ (2004), ‘Dhoom’ (2004), ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005), ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna’ (2006), ‘Guru’ (2007), ‘Paa’ (2009), ‘Dostana’ (2008), ‘Sarkar’ (2005), ‘Bol Bachchan’ (2012) and ‘Dhoom 3’ among others.
He received the National Film Award for best feature film in Hindi for producing ‘Paa’.
He has also received three Filmfare Awards.
Abhishek is all set to have a very busy 2015 with lots of releases.
To start of the year, the actor will be seen in his father’s upcoming release ‘Shamitabh’ that releases on Friday.
His other upcoming films include ‘Biscuit’, ‘Hera Pheri 3’, ‘Time Machine’, ‘Houseful 3’ and ‘Dostana 2’.