The King of Bollywood!
Firstly, wishing you a very happy birthday.
I always fall short of words when I am to describe the fondness we fans have for you.
Be it a jealous, egoist, possessive husband in Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam, an innocent guy in Kabhi Han Kabhi Naa, a middle class employee trying to impress his boss in Yes Boss, a young man who is suddenly lured by the higher living standards in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman or the rough n tough hockey coach in Chak De India. You have made us believe the existence of a Raj or a Rahul somewhere. Running around the trees, draping a sweater around the neck or playing a violin to woo your lady love or visiting the President of US to state that your surname doesn’t make you a terrorist has never appeared unrealistic. When you cry, we cry. When you laugh, we laugh. When you dance, we lip sync along with you. When you, as Aman, lied on your deathbed breathing your last, we cried. When you tried your best to get Meenamma who doesn’t even know your language or culture and that too in a train, we prayed that you get her.
And because of you, a train reminds us of DDLJ or Chennai Express, and a metro reminds us of Jab Tak Hai Jaan. An airbus reminds us of Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh. A bullet reminds us of Major Samar Anand. You know, life for your fans wouldn’t be the same without your films. We keep waiting for that one film that you release in a year.
Bollywood wouldn’t be Bollywood without you. You have redefined every genre in your own way and created a genre that becomes a genre closest to our life.
We wish only the best for you. You deserve to get all the love, respect and success of the world. We believe in you because you believe in us. You deserve to remain the uncrowned reigning king of Bollywood. You deserve every joy in the world. You are the King of our Hearts.
And I am sure, I will definitely meet you one day to say all this to you in person because as you say "Itni shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai, ki har zarre ne mujhe tumse milaane ki saazish ki hai. Kehte hai, agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho, toh poore qaaynaat usse tumse milaane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai!"
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