Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar
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Actor Farhan Akhtar turned 45 on Wednesday and chose to celebrate his birthday with his loved ones. The day began with Gully Boy's trailer launch where he was seen along with lead actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. And later, Farhan headed for a small birthday bash hosted by Zoya at her residence where his girlfriend Shibani Dandekar was also spotted.

Talking about Shibani, she also posted a sweet picture on Instagram expressing her love for Farhan. He promptly replied: "Love you, Shibani (with a heart emoticon). Isn't this adorable? This is probably the first time the two have expressed their love in a direct way.

The rumours of the two dating began in September last year when Farhan posted a picture of them taking a stroll in NYC on Instagram. Their first official public appearance together at Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's wedding reception confirmed the same. Will they tie the knot soon?

Coming back to Gully Boy trailer launch, Farhan said that he was going to make a "special" announcement very soon. "I have got 'The Sky is Pink' as an actor which is being directed by Shonali Bose and there is going to be very special announcement, but this is not the time and the platform to announce it," he said.

What could it be? Wedding or a film? Only time will tell. A source recently informed DNA, "They are extremely serious about each other and Farhan's kids have also warmed up to Shibani, so this looks like the most obvious step for the two." Farhan was previously married to Adhuna Bhabani. The couple got divorced in April 2017 after 16 years of marriage. They are parents to two daughters Shakya and Akira. Speaking to Mid-Day, Shibani said: "I don't need to make an announcement about who I'm dating. It's up to me to decide when and what I want to share about my personal life, and it is up to the audience to decide how they look at it. How much information I want to put out in the public domain is my prerogative."

Zoya Akhtar too posted a passport size photograph of Farhan and wrote: "Happy Birthday Farhan. May you always look this cute in passport pictures and may you never post mine as revenge. I adore you." She added hashtags like "#birthdayboy #babybro," and "#favboy" to the post.

On the professional front, Farhan will next be seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink, which also stars Priyanka Chopra and Zaira Wasim.

Check out their pictures: