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Wishes from prison!

india Updated: Aug 26, 2006 13:57 IST
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Randeep Hooda had an unexpected birthday gift last Sunday. Thousands of prisoners of the Thane Central Jail sang "Happy Birthday" to the actor.

"It was most touching and most moving. I can't think of a better gift... unless Angelina Jolie popped out of a cake. Jokes aside, I was deeply moved. My

director Vishram Sawant and I were shooting the end-portions of Risk in the prison, when they got to know that it was my birthday they all sang for me. I

don't know of anyone else who has got this gift. Ain't I a lucky sod?"

On the night before (August 19) Randeep ushered in his 30th birthday. "With lots of good friends, chocolate cake, my saxophone. I had myself a great

time. All the people who matter to me were there with me. Can't think of a better way to ring in my birthday."

So how does it feel to be 30?

"Scary, man! I can no longer say I'm pushing 30 or I'm in my late 20s. My youth is gone! I feel like I'm born again at 30. I think a new phase of my life has

begun this birthday. I've just finished work on one film, and going into the next. I've never felt happier, more at peace with myself."

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