By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: As Abhishek turns 38 today (Feb 5), Aishwarya Rai has a surprise in store for her husband on his birthday.
She has arranged a surprise birthday party for her husband to be attended by all his close friends, including Shahrukh Khan, Rakeysh Mehra, Rohan Sippy, Apoorva Lakhia, Sikandar Kher, Bipasha Basu and Preity Zinta.
Says a friend of Abhishek’s, “We’ve all been told by Ash to be VERY quiet about the birthday party. We’re not even supposed to speak to one another among his friends about it. So I don’t know who all are coming.”
Says Abhishek, “38 feels no different from 37 or 36. I still shoot my films the whole day and then return to my family. I feel the same anxiety and excitement facing the camera this birthday as I did for J.P Dutta Saab on my 23rd birthday. Birthdays have always been a family affair for us and I hope it would be the same this year too. There’s nothing in the world I’d want more . Any day when all of us can be together is like a birthday treat.”
I can’t resist asking him when we get to see the golden couple together.
“Very soon, I hope. I really enjoy working with her. We get a lot fan-mail asking us to be together again on screen. We’d be more than glad to get together,” says Abhishek.