Actor Riteish Deshmukh, described by the Bollywood fraternity as one of the most genuine, warmest and craziest of the lot, turned 39 on Sunday. A successful actor and producer, he is looking forward to shoot "Total Dhamaal".
"December 7, 2018. The date is fixed. Excited to shoot the third part of this mad mad film 'Total Dhamaal'. Looking forward to working with my friend Ajay Devgn again and thrilled to be working with Madhuri Dixitji and Anil Kapoor sir for the first time. Arshad Warsi and Jaaved Jaaferi, my partners," Riteish tweeted.
"Total Dhamaal" is the third film in the comedy entertainer franchise "Dhamaal". It will be directed by Indra Kumar.
"My sixth film with director Indra Kumar and producer Ashok Thakeria (Induji and Ashokji). They are like family to me. The third part of the 'Dhamaal' series is even more mad than the previous ones," added the actor.
Anil is also excited about teaming up with Riteish.
"He plays a villain and a comedian on-screen with equal mastery, but most importantly, he is one of the warmest and kindest people I know! It's no wonder that he wins hearts on and off-screen! Happy Birthday Riteish. Looking forward to working with you. It's going to be a Total Dhamaal," he tweeted.
Words of praise came in abundance for Riteish, who began his Bollywood innings with "Tujhe Meri Kasam", which also starred his now wife Genelia D'Souza.
Genelia sent out a romantic message for her husband, with whom she has two children.
"Thank you for being my everything... For making life about loving you... You will forever be my always," she wrote.
Here's what other celebrities tweeted: You always make sure everyone is smiling. It's a gift that you gift to others... It's your day today. Happy Birthday, my brother.
Suniel Shetty: "Riiittttzzzz... Another year stronger... another year better... another year sweeter... another year merrier... Wish you a very Happy Birthday. Loads of love.
Shraddha Kapoor: Wish all your dreams come true. Keep smiling.
Vishal Dadlani: Wish you many more successes, both as actor and producer. Big love, Dada.
Tusshar Kapoor: Happy birthday fellow partner in pioneering certain crimes, superkool crimes! Many Many more to come!
Athiya Shetty: Happiest birthday to one of the kindest souls, Riteish Deshmukh. I hope you have the bestest one ever!
Sophie Choudry: Happy birthday to one of the sweetest, most well brought up, genuine, witty, talented human beings you will ever meet!! Have an amazing year Riteish... Big hug.
Aftab Shivdasani: Happy birthday to the craziest yet nicest guy I know, Riteish. Have a great one brother. May this year be filled with lots of happiness and success for you!
Dia Mirza: Happy birthday to the nicest, warmest, kindest friend Riteish! May you have the best day and an even better year ahead. Receive in abundance all that love you give so generously.