Mumbai: Born to the late filmmaker Yash Chopra on January 5, 1973, actor-producer Uday Chopra turned the big ’40’ today.
His Bollywood career may not have shown him great heights but his most recent film, Dhoom 3- where he starred alongside Abhishek Bachchan as Ali of Jai-Ali duo – raked in the big bucks, pulling the actor somewhat back in to warm glow of the spotlight.
Not long before Dhoom 3’s release, Uday announced that he’s retiring after he tweeted, “My Retirement Plans 1) move to Geneva, join CERN 2) Open wormhole to an alternate universe 3) Enter Universe and proclaim Godhood 4) Live as God”.
But this itty bitty news didn’t dissuade Bollywood from wishing the actor a grand birthday.
His Dhoom 3 co-star and friend Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “Happy birthday to a Jedi brother, pillion rider, comic book genius, all round MAD man and the best brada in the world. @udaychopra big love.”
His rumoured girlfriend, and actress Nargis Fakhri tweeted, “@udaychopra Happy Birthday! God& Ur Mother luvs u. another year, another chance at living life2 the fullest.it takes a long time2bcom young”.
Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh tweeted, “@udaychopra HAPPY BIRTHDAY UDAY BHAIYA. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS.”
Actor Riteish Deshmukh wrote, “Happy birthday @udaychopra have a blessed one”.
His good friend, and actress Bipasha Basu also wrote, “Happy Birthday (Udaao) @udaychopra !Stay happy n blessed always! Hugsssss!”.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “Happy birthday @udaychopra . May the year be filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter, love and cheer. Stay blessed!”
Uday was most recently spotted holidaying and ringing in the New Year in Maldives with rumoured lady love Nargis Fakhri. The two have been dating for quite some time now but have yet to make an official announcement.
The actor also shares his birthday with another Bollywood star, Deepika Padukone, and tweeted a warm wish to the actress saying, “Happy Birthday @Deepikapadukone Lots of loveâ?¦have a great one!”
If he plans to retire from Bollywood, what are his next plans? Is marriage on the cards? While he himself may not have the answers he sure seemed kicked about the new year after he tweeted his own list of resolutions for 2014, “New Year Resolutionsâ?¦ 1) Gain a super power 2) Grow 1 foot in height 3) Become invisible to Airport Security 4) Glow in the dark 5) Stay Mad”.
Here’s wishing a grand birthday to the self-titled mad hatter of Bollywood.