Aditya Chopra birthday special: 5 lesser known facts about the invincible star director

Rani Mukerji’s hubby dearest turns 43 this year

Born on 21st May, 1971, national award winning director and film producer Aditya Chopra is the son of the late visionary Yash Chopra. The talented Chopra lad turns 43 today. ‘Adi’ as he is fondly called took the industry and the nation by a storm with his directional debut Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge . Breaking all records and being one of the most successful films in the history of Indian cinema, DDLJ still remains a favorite of many, especially the romantics. His other directional ventures include Mohabbatein, which launched his brother Uday Chopra and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi which launched Bangalore beauty Anushka Sharma. Aditya is also the chairman of Yash Raj Films, India’s biggest conglomerate since 45 years. As a producer, Yash Chopra’s elder son has given us hits like Veer-Zara which was a huge success at the box office, followed by others like Bunty Aur Babli, Band Baaja Baaraat and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Breaking away from his typecast way of filmmaking, Aditya has also graced us with creations like Kabul Express, Chak De India and Aurangzeb, which run on the lines of parallel cinema. One has seen the obvious side of Aditya Chopra. But how closely do we really know Rani Mukherjee’s beau? Here are five unknown facts you didn’t know about the b’day boy. Have fun Bollywoodlifers…

The invisible filmmaker

Along with being invincible, the star filmmaker is also invisible. An extreme introvert and media shy, Adi has hardly been visible onscreen. Bollywood stars state that the director likes to keep a low profile and rules his best only in off-screen scenarios. Watch Karan Johar and cast of Dhoom- 3 talk about Aditya Chopra’s “non existence”

Papa kehte hain bada naam karega

Aditya Chopra started walking in his papa Yash Chopra’s shoes at the age of 18. He worked as an assistant director for Yash Chopra in films like Chandani, Lamhe and Darr. He started working on DDLJ when he was just 23.

Commited or single, not ready to mingle

Diagnosed with severe APD (Anti-social Personality Disorder) as a child, Adi spent his teenage years, recovering from the disorder.

Chattypata Adi

Although not conversational with the media, Aditya Chopra has some close friends within the industry. The “non-existent” filmmaker reportedly likes to have long chats with his friends while sitting on the topmost floor of Yash Raj studios. His close buddies include Karan Johar and Priyanka Chopra.

Lucky number 21

Looks like Adi’s number is 21. Born on May 21, the lad shares the same birthday date with wifey Rani Mukerji. The two also got married on April 21, 2014.

We wish the director a very happy birthday and hope to see him onscreen!