He may have touched the last of his 50s on Thursday, but actor Anil Kapoor is the “youngest veteran” of Bollywood, say his friends and colleagues from the Hindi film industry.
His celebrity friends have described him as a great and a thorough gentleman.
Anil, whose career spanned over two decades, made his debut with the film Umesh Mehra’s 1979 “Hamare Tumhare” in a small role.
The actor gained recognition with films like “Tezaab”, “Beta”, “Woh Saat Din” “Meri Jung”, “Janbaaz” “Karma” and “Mr. India”.
Anil made his international debut in Danny Boyle’s Academy Award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” and was also a part of Hollywood actor Tom Cruise-starrer ” Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”.
He was last seen on screen in Anees Bazmee’s “Welcome Back”.
Here’s what B-Town celebs had to say about him:
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) December 24, 2015
Farah Khan: Happy birthday to the man who’s obviously drinking…From the fountain of youth!! @AnilKapoor papaji tussi great ho (You are great).
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) December 24, 2015
Milap Zaveri: Happy birthday to my hero @AnilKapoor Wish you all the love and success in the world! You are a rockstar!
Happy birthday to the one & only @AnilKapoor you never ask how old R U..For him you it’s How young r u today sir?? Loads of happiness & luv
— Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) December 23, 2015