Lucky to have Anil Kapoor as my father: Sonam

File Photo: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) On actor-producer Anil Kapoors 61st birthday on Sunday, his daughter and actress Sonam Kapoor said that she considers herself lucky to have the “Mubarakan” star as her father.

Sonam tweeted a few photographs in which she can be seen sharing lighter moments with Anil.

“Happy birthday to the person who taught me to fight for what I believe in and to never stop chasing my dreams. Without you, I wouldn’t be half the woman I am today and for that I love you endlessly,” Sonam wrote in a series of tweets.

“There is no one in the world who understands me like you do and for that, I’m truly grateful. Happy birthday daddy, you are a true gem and I’m so lucky to have you in my life.

“You have made me the person I am today and I continue to be inspired and in awe of your charisma, loyalty and dedication every single day. How lucky am I to have a father like you,” she added.

Bollywood celebrities like Shekhar Kapur, Farah Khan and Anupam Kher also tweeted their birthday wishes to Anil.

Anupam wrote: “Happy birthday my dearest friend Anil Kapoor. May you always look 39 years younger than you are. May all the best roles first come to you. May I always have the access to your gym and to your physiotherapist. May God give you all the happiness in the world. You are the bestest.”

Kapur recalled a confession and wrote: “Here’s a confession. For 30 years since ‘Mr India’ whenever Anil and I met we celebrated that we survived yet another year despite all odds in the movie business. Here’s to another year of survival success friendship love happiness.”

Farah tweeted: “Happy birthday Anil Kapoor. You are a diamond in a world full of rhinestones. Unbreakable and shining.”

Actor Riteish Deshmukh said Anil is someone “who has frozen time”.

“Be it the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, or 2010s he looks the same. Drama, action, romance, comedy he has aced it all. Has the energy and enthusiasm to put a newcomer to shame. Wishing the youngest of them all a very Happy birthday. We love you Anil sir,” he wrote.