With Wake Up Sid on the brink of release, Ranbir Kapoor turns 27 today, September 28th. The actor will bring in his birthday with family, friends and girlfriend Deepika Padukone. He spoke to a leading daily about being the birthday boy and his hatred for birthdays. “I hate birthdays! I think they are very over-rated and a day when everyone is trying to make you feel special. I don’t like doing anything on my birthdays. Last night my parents and sister went out for a family dinner and my birthday in. Though I am not too fond of it I always cut cakes on my birthday. Today we will have a havan at home and later my friends will drop in to wish me just another day.”
His only wish this year is that audiences “wake up” to watch his Friday release, Wake Up Sid, “would only wish that the audience come and watch Wake Up Sid. I want to tell them it’s a good film. There was something very special about the script, the character Sid and my director Ayan Mukerji. I loved the script as I found he had really something to say through his story. He’s one of my closest friends today. I appreciate his vision.” Ranbir claims he is in fact the “antithesis” of the protagonist in Wake Up Sid, “I like waking up in the mornings and especially when I am shooting I can even get up at 3 am. I am not lazy or aimless like Sid. I know what I want in life,” he adds.
Director and friend Ayan Mukherji too couldn’t agree more as he wished Ranbir on his big day, “I hope he has a great year ahead. I don’t think Ranbir is Sid – he is far more motivated and successful. Sid exists in the moment, and has an appreciation for leisure and knows how to have a good time – which Ranbir does too.”