At 49, Shah Rukh Khan is still the king of hearts.
Ringing in his special day with the fans, SRK waved out to the hysteric crowd waiting outside his palatial bungalow, Mannat, in Mumbai. The superstar, who just finished his post-release promotions of "Happy New Year" on Saturday, took to Twitter to express his joy on witnessing the madness. "So many beautiful people outside Mannat. Thank you all for celebrating my birthday with such ownership and love. Very humbling..."
Also, as promised, he threw a party attended by industry friends and family members. Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Mika Singh, Anupam Kher and Ranveer Singh among others were reportedly present at the bash.
The superstar, whose birthdays are usually a low key affair, once said he loves unwrapping gifts. But when wife-producer Gauri Khan was quizzed on what she wishes to give the husband this birthday, the answer to it was a surprising one. "He gives me gifts that I happily accept, but I never gift him anything in return... and that is the rule," Hindustan Times quoted her as saying.
However, November 2 is not just another day for this man's ever-expanding fanclub, it's a reason for celebration. From wearing T-shirts with the actor's face to cutting cakes, they've done it all. The social media is peppered with birthday wishes and his followers have managed to trend the day on Twitter using #HappyBirthdaySRK.
That apart, Bollywood's bigwigs have tweeted birthday wishes on this special day. Here's what they wrote:
Amitabh Bachchan: A day of celebration .. at home for the 'bahu' and out for the friend SRK .. millions of wishes and people of merit around .. !
Karan Johar: Happy birthday Bhai!! @iamsrk.....have the most spectacular year!!!! And continue the victory march forever....lots and lots of love!!!
Anupam Kher: Happy Birthday @iamsrk. May God give you health, peace & happiness always. May you entertain the world for generations to come. Love you.:)
Boman Irani: It is a grace to be loved by millions that you have touched yet never met. I know I have surely 'met' you too. Happy birthday @iamsrk
Sonu Sood: Happy birthday my bro @iamsrk..Keep inspiring the world. Genuineness..Sincerity..care for all.. all in one. Hugss.
Manish Malhotra: Happy Birthday to the most talented,Spirited, Fit and Energetic @iamsrk :-)
Farhan Akhtar: Rumi said, 'Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan the flames'. May you continue burning bright. Happy Birthday Shahrukh. @iamsrk
Farah Khan: @iamsrk happy bday CHAMP!!
King Mika Singh: Had a great party with bro @iamsrk ... Once again happy birthday...
Vishal Dadlani: Happy Birthday to the king of the movies, @iamsrk . Thanks for your grace, love & all you've taught us. Sorry we couldn't be there tonight!
Vivaan Shah: Happyy Happyy Birthdayy @iamsrk you are the Best!!!!
Kapil Sharma: Wish u a very happy birthday @iamsrk bhai.. Ur gift is pending.. U can give me anytime ;) May god give u all the happiness of This world :)
Barkha Dutt: @iamsrk hey Happy Happy in advance- and that's two of them, one for the movie and one for the Janam Din Mubarak