Sonam Kapoor Ahuja has had a special year. The actress tied the knot with boyfriend Anand Ahuja in May, and she also shot for a film with father Anil Kapoor for the first time in Shelly Chopra Dhar’s Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. The duo will be seen playing father and daughter on screen next year.
On the eve of Anil Kapoor’s 62nd birthday, the actress posted an emotional message for him. “Happy happy birthday Dad… this has been a momentous year for both of us. For the first time in 10 years of being in this industry I shared a frame with you and was your costar. And you also had to see me get married,” Sonam wrote.
Anil Kapoor turned 62 today, 24 December. The actor has often been complimented for looking fitter and younger than his actual age.
The actor, in turn, started his birthday with an impressive workout in the park and posted a video on Twitter to motivate others. “Could not think of a better way to kick off the birthday!” he wrote.
Anil Kapoor also shared a new poster of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, featuring him and daughter Sonam.
Sonam also thanked her father for instilling progressive values and morals in her. “All this was a complete roller coaster… hard and beautiful at the same time. I’m thankful for the teachings of love, progressive ideals and morals that have been part of my upbringing, and each year I realise more and more what a gift that is in this day and age.. love you so much,” she said.
Sonam also shared a behind-the-scenes photo from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, which is slated for release on 1 February 2019. The film also stars Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao.
Anil Kapoor will also be seen in the comedy Total Dhamaal opposite old-time co-star Madhuri Dixit Nene next year. Dixit-Nene also wished Kapoor on Twitter.
Several others took to Twitter to wish Kapoor. One of his closest friends in the industry, Anupam Kher, shared their pictures together through the years.
Happy birthday my dearest friend @AnilKapoor. May God give you all the happiness in the world. May you rule the world in every department of life and profession. May you continue to look the way you are looking for the last forty years. You are the bestest. Love and prayers. ???????? pic.twitter.com/FoNXTMhmjk
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) December 24, 2018