Friends and family of actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who had a successful 2011 thanks to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Don 2: The King Is Back, have wished him a "rocking" year as he turned 38 on Monday.
Farhan, son of writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, made his directorial debut with Dil Chahta Hai in 2001, and seven years later in 2008 he made his acting debut with Rock On!!. He has received accolades for his talents, and is known for his distinct, youthful and slick style of filmmaking.
He partied Sunday night to ring in his special day, and will spend his birthday working on a shoot for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag with co-actor Sonam Kapoor.
Some celebrities took to Twitter to wish him. Here are some of the birthday tweets for Farhan:
Sonam Kapoor: My first shoot with the birthday boy @FarOutAkhtar today. Really looking forward to it!
Abhishek Bachchan: And here's wishing my buddy @FarOutAkhtar a super birthday.
Uday Chopra: @FarOutAkhtar Happy birthday buddy...here's to an even more rocking 2012...Stay Cool!
Shabana Azmi: Happy birthday Farhan 'jeete raho khush raho sehatmand raho'.
Boman Irani: Happy Birthday @FarOutAkhtar Now quickly write Don 3, 4 and 5!!!! Sorry I could not make it last night. Now that I am rested I am feeling bad.
Neil Nitin Mukesh: @FarOutAkhtar Happy birthday bro. All the best. Always!!! Lots of love.
Ehsaan Noorani: @FarOutAkhtar Happy Birthday Bro !!!!
Farhan Akhtar in turn thanked his B-Town friends:
Farhan Akhtar: Thank you all for your wishes. making the day very special indeed.
@AzmiShabana thank you Shabana. Love.
@bomanirani thank you Boman. Missed you after getting over the shock of the surprise party last night.
@kjohar25 thank you Karan
@sonamakapoor thank you Sonam. See you in a bit.
@juniorbachchan thanks Abhishek.