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If Saif Ali Khan found a way to be with ladylove Kareena Kapoor on her birthday, co-star Deepika Padukone wasn't far behind. The actress took a few days off from her shoot for Saif's home production and flew off to Ooty to be with beau, Ranbir Kapoor who's shooting for Raj Kumar Santoshi's Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani there.
Says a unit member from Santoshi's film, "After shooting continuously for a couple of weeks, Deepika finally managed to get a three-day break. Deepika's quite particular about birthdays, anniversaries and the like, and goes out of her way to make these occasions special for the ones she loves. Her secretary requested producers, Saif and Dinesh Vijan for Deepika to let her take a day's break for Ranbir's birthday. Fortunately, she got a three-day off."
The source adds, "It was a pleasant surprise for Ranbir. He had been very unwell for the last couple of days and was down with fever and Deepika had been very concerned about him. Also, Ranbir has been in Ooty for the last 40 days and Deepika wanted to make sure that he wasn't alone on his birthday. She flew in from Delhi and drove three hours from Coimbatore to Ooty. The unit celebrated by bringing in his birthday on Saturday with a cake. Ranbir and Deepika went out for a quiet dinner afterwards."
There was a slight change of plans. The source says, "Originally, both were supposed to fly down to Mumbai on Saturday evening in time for a family dinner with Ranbir's parents, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor at their residence the same day but Ranbir's shooting schedule got a bit delayed till Sunday because of the bad weather. Ultimately, both Ranbir and Deepika flew back to Mumbai yesterday night."
Deepika got a special birthday gift from Mumbai for Ranbir. A couple of months ago Deepika had given him a MacBook Air as he's always on the net chatting as a birthday gift. But now it's something more special. The source says, "Ranbir even carries the laptop on the sets. It's his way of communicating with Deepika and his friends on long outdoors. Initially, Deepika wasn't very net-savvy but now that she's also been travelling a lot and finds communicating through the net is easier. Both have Skype (an internet program where one can make free calls) on their laptops and chat on that."