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Sudeep turns 47: Riteish Deshmukh, Ganesh, Danish Sait and others wish the Phantom star

Sudeep celebrates his birthday with fans every year, who gather outside his house to catch a glimpse of him. But, this time the 47-year-old actor has requested everyone "to not turn up or gather anywhere" as there will be no celebrations or any event.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2020 4:37:04 pm
SudeepSudeep is celebrating his 47th birthday today.

Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep turns a year older today. Every year the actor celebrates his birthday with fans who gather outside his house to catch a glimpse of him. But, this year the 47-year-old actor has requested everyone “to not turn up or gather anywhere” as there will be no celebrations or any event.

Sudeep said in a statement, “A small request to all you friends. Meeting you all has been the culture for many years and no other joy can replace that part where I get to spend an entire day seeing all you friends coming in such large numbers to just wish me. Since the present situation doesn’t permit nor support, I regret to say there won’t be any celebration nor any event where I can get to meet you all. I need to keep all your health as well my ageing parents in mind. Huge gathering means going back 10 steps and reinviting what we all are trying to get rid of.”

Assuring his fans that they will get to meet him soon, the Phantom actor added, “COVID still is a huge threat and we all need to keep families in mind. Your people are my people too and it hurts equally when I hear news of people affected and suffering. Your wishes do matter to me and as I said nothing can replace the joy of seeing you all turn up in such large numbers. I am sure that day too will come by soon and we all shall meet again. But for now, I request you all to not turn up or gather anywhere. There won’t be any celebration nor any event. If possible, please do help a few in your areas and surroundings in whichever way you can. It will only do you good. Wanna thank you all for having stood by me for these many years. At times, I may not have lived up to your expectations. I shall surely try my best to live up to all that, to entertain you all more and to spend more time with you all once this whole war with covid ends. Much love to you all. Now & forever.”

However, friends, fans and colleagues of Sudeep are celebrating his birthday online. He has been flooded with love and blessings on his special day.

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15:41 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Aftab Shivdasani shares memory from Kotiggoba 3 shooting

Sharing a set of photos, Aftab Shivdasani posted, "Happy birthday my brother @KicchaSudeep, here’s wishing you love, happiness and great health always. (And maybe a little coffee too 🥳) Have a great day filled with joy and love. Lovely memories of us shooting 🔫 while shooting 🎥 in Poland for #Kotiggoba3 🤗❤️."

15:04 (IST)02 Sep 2020
'Happy birthday to wonderful performer'

Sathish Kumar M shared, "#HBDKicchaSudeep happy birthday to wonderful performer @KicchaSudeep."

14:46 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Salman Khan Films wishes 'Bali Singh'

Salman Khan Films' Twitter handle posted, "Here's wishing our very own Bali Singh @KicchaSudeep, a very Happy Birthday!#HBDKicchaSudeep."

14:19 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Vishnu Vishal wishes Sudeep

Vishnu Vishal's tweet read, "Happy birthday @KicchaSudeep anna...Have a super duper year ahead...#HBDKicchaSudeep."

14:03 (IST)02 Sep 2020
'Difficult for me to explain what you mean to all of us'

Anup Bhandari posted, "ಹುಟ್ಟು ಹಬ್ಬದ ಹಾರ್ದಿಕ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು @KicchaSudeep sir! Difficult for me to explain what you mean to all of us. This line from one of your songs says it best - ಪ್ರೀತ್ಸೋರಿಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತು ಇವನೆಂತ ಸಂಪತ್ತು! #TheWorldofPhantom #Kicchotsava2020 #HBDKicchaSudeep #HappybirthdayKichchasudeep."

13:37 (IST)02 Sep 2020
'The most wonderful person in my life'

Kabir Duhan Singh shared a video and wrote, 'Let's bring back memories, wishing you a very happy birthday @KicchaSudeep sir the most wonderful person in my life. #HBDKicchaSudeep sir.'

13:16 (IST)02 Sep 2020
'May this day bring you loads of happiness and joy'

"Dearest @KicchaSudeep bro, may this day bring you loads of happiness and joy! You are more than a brother to me ..#HBDKicchaSudeep bro, " wrote Akul Balaji.

12:52 (IST)02 Sep 2020
'Wishing you a blockbuster year ahead'

Nikil Murukan tweeted, "Birthday wishes to Badshah @KicchaSudeep. Wishing you a blockbuster year ahead. #HBDKicchaSudeep."

12:33 (IST)02 Sep 2020
'Keep entertaining and inspiring'

Sharing a photo, Tharun Sudhir wrote, "Happy birthday @KicchaSudeep sir... have a wonderful year... keep entertaining and inspiring as always sir #HBDKicchaSudeep."

12:01 (IST)02 Sep 2020
'Is there anything this man can’t do?'

Riteish Deshmukh posted on Twitter, "Actor, producer, director, host... is there anything this man can’t do. Wishing my dear friend @KicchaSudeep a rocking birthday and a great year ahead. Love you man- big big hug. #HappyBirthdaykicchasudeep"

11:46 (IST)02 Sep 2020
'Keep inspiring us'

Danish Sait took to Twitter and wrote, "@KicchaSudeep Sir! Happy Dappy Birthday! Have a fantastic year. I wish you Good health, happiness and abundance of joy! Keep inspiring us"

11:31 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Upendra wishes Sudeep

Upendra shared on Twitter, "Dear Sudeep, God bless you and your family with good health happiness and many more success"

11:18 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Puneeth Rajkumar wishes Sudeep

"Happy Birthday @KicchaSudeep, " wrote Puneeth Rajkumar on Twitter.

11:05 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy wishes Sudeep

"Wishing Abhinaya Chakravarthi Kiccha Sudeep a very happy birthday. May God bless you with more strength to take the Kannada film industry to great heights," wrote HD Kumaraswamy on Twitter. 

10:53 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Priyanka wishes Sudeep

Priyanka Upendra tweeted, "Happiness, love, prosperity and lots of success for you on your birthday and always!  @KicchaSudeep. God bless."

10:42 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Rakshit Shetty joins in as well!

"The star whose acting and personality continues to inspire millions. Wishing the incredible maestro @KicchaSudeep. sir a life time of health and happiness. Happy Birthday," tweeted actor Rakshit Shetty. 

10:32 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Girish Johar chimes in too

"Wishing dearest @KicchaSudeep a Verrrry Happppyyyy Bdayyyyy! Loads n Loads of bigger successes, good health and happiness always!" wrote trade analyst Girish Johar on Twitter.

10:22 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Rishab Shetty wishes Sudeep

"Happy birthday to the beloved Sudeep Sir. May God always be good to you," tweeted the artiste. 

10:13 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Veda Krishnamurthy shares birthday greetings

Veda Krishnamurthy tweeted, "Happy birthday Star !!! Wish u a wonderful and successful year !!! See you soon. #HBDKicchaSudeep "

09:59 (IST)02 Sep 2020
Krishi Thapanda wishes Sudeep

"Happy Birthday Sudeep Sir. Hope you feel a world of love shining down on you today! I hope that you continue to change the lives of others with your positivity, love, and beautiful spirit. Happy birthday @KicchaSudeep," tweeted actor Krishi Thapanda.

Sudeep resumed the shooting of his next film Phantom, directed by Anup Bhandari, in July after the government relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. The movie is under production at a studio in Hyderabad. Last month, the makers of Phantom revealed the first look of Sudeep as Vikranth Rona.

Apart from Phantom, Sudeep will also be seen in Kotigobba 3.