"Happy Birthday Salman wishing you love, success, sexiness, & blockbusters now and always!"
The Bhai of Bollywood Salman Khan has welcomed his 49th birthday with a weeklong birthday bash with his favourite celebrity friends.
Not one to celebrate without a bang, Salman retreated from his Mumbai Galaxy Apartments to his Panvel farmhouse on December 26th 2014, for a pre-birthday celebration.
The party saw a rumoured 500 guests attend including some of Sallu’s favourite celebrity friends.
It was also rumoured that Salman had hoped to keep it a small affair, but the majority of guests turned up simply to wish Salman ‘Happy Birthday’.
Guests included Neil Nitin Mukesh, Boney Kapoor, Karan Johar, Malaika Arora Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, and Priyanka Chopra.
Close friend Ajay Devgn, Vatsal Seth, Suniel Shetty, Vidya Balan, Siddharth Roy Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, and Chunky Pandey also attended.
Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid-Wajid, Sanjay Kapoor, and Huma Qureshi joined the likes of Salman’s family, including newly-wed sister, .
Arpita and sister Alvira went in search of Salman just before midnight struck so that he could blow out the candles of his healthy strawberry ‘cake’.
Parents Salim Khan and Salma Khan enjoyed the night on the veranda, and Arbaaz Khan sang ‘Happy Birthday’ in front of the crowd.
While Salman was given the day off from his Bigg Boss hosting duties, many of the reality TV contestants made an appearance at the farmhouse.
They included the likes of Elli Avram (season 7), Gauhar Khan (season 7), Aarya Babbar, Diandra Soares, Sushant Divgikar, Renee (season 8), Sana Khan (season 6), Sangram Singh (season 7), Payal Rohatgi (season 2), Claudia Ciesla (season 3), Deepshikha Nagpal, and Minissha Lamba.
It was thought that Salman was hugely gracious to all those who attended, and didn’t let them leave until the early hours of the morning. He supposedly even joked with some guests about his age, saying:
“I am 27. I would have said 19. But then I would have a lot of growing up to do. So I prefer late twenties. It’s a good age.”
Salman tweeted out a picture of his fruity birthday ‘cake’ from his family, the first of what is certain to be many cakes in the weeklong celebration.
Other pictures that made the rounds across social media showed Sallu blowing out birthday candles and photobombing his female guests.
Birthday cake pic for u . pic.twitter.com/eyRACm0XLN
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 27, 2014
The next day, Twitter wishes for Salman also poured in, with much of B-Town sending their love and regards to the birthday boy along with their favourite picture with the star.
Being the most eligible bachelor of Bollywood, there was no shortage of female attention either, with many of the big actresses tweeting Sallu throughout the day. Sonakshi tweeted:
“Happy birthday to @BeingSalmanKhan, Who has gone 10 steps beyond the original performance of o o jaane jaana last night. U the best!!!”
Jacqueline Fernandez added: “Love this man!! #salmankhan #happybirthday May God always bless you and your family!”
Bipasha Basu said: “Happy Birthday to the one n only @BeingSalmanKhan !Wish you extreme love peace happiness! Stay blessed forever:) Hugs!”
Preity Zinta tweeted: “@BeingSalmanKhan Happy Birthday Salman wishing you loads of love, success, sexiness, good health & blockbusters now and always Muaah!”
Described as Sallu’s biggest fan, adult star Sunny Leone tweeted out: “Happy happy birthday @BeingSalmanKhan enjoy your night and party hard!! 😉 you deserve it!!”
TV comedian and friend to the stars, Kapil Sharma added: “@BeingSalmanKhan Happy bday bhai. Aap hamesha chamakte raho.. Love u.”
Of course the celebrations are far from over. A close friend to Salman reportedly said beforehand: “This time the celebrations will stretch for a week. We are leaving for Panvel on Friday night. We will be there till 3 January. So we’re celebrating Salman’s birthday and the new year.”
With a whole week of celebrations to now look forward to, we are certain that Salman Khan’s 49th birthday will be one to remember! Happy Birthday Sallu Bhai!