By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Monday, October 01, 2007
Ranbir Kapoor celebrated his birthday yesterday (September 28) without any fanfare. "But the SMS has been going crazy. When I woke up in the morning there were at least 45-50 messages including one from Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. And then there were girls on the road screaming Happy Birthday. It felt good," he says happily.
As usual, Ranbir celebrated his birthday with a quiet dinner." It has always been like that for me. Why should it be any different this time? I had dinner with my parents at the Hyatt. Then a couple of friends came home. No big noisy party for me. I'm not the party kind at all. And I'm not a birthday person. Maybe because I don't like to build expectations around one day. You never know how it would turn out to be. And I hate disappointments. For me the greatest happiness is to share my evening with my family.
Ranbir hates birthdays but loves gifts. "I've already got my gift for this year. No gift can equal Saawariya….ever. Besides that I'd have liked my sister Ridhima to be here. She did send me her gift from Delhi."
And does it feel to share your birthday with the greatest icon of the nation? "My grandfather Mr.Raj Kapoor was a huge fan of Lataji. I'm myself a huge fan of Lataji. Just to tell people that I was born on the same day as a great legend like her gives me a huge high. I love her old songs from RK Films, specially 'Aa ab laut chalen" (Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai) and all the songs of Satyam Shivum Sunderam. I love old songs of the 1950s and 60s. My all-time favourite number in the world is 'Kissi ki muurahanton pe ho nissar" by Mukeshji"