Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) As Varun Dhawan turned 31 on Tuesday, Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor and Shoojit Sircar wished him success and expressed hope his innocence and humility alive.
Varun, who is the son of filmmaker David Dhawan, started his career as an assistant director to filmmaker Karan Johar in "My Name Is Khan". He made his acting debut with 2012 romantic comedy "Student of the Year" and ever since he has featured in films like "Main Tera Hero", "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania", "Badlapur", "Dilwale", "Dishoom" and "Badrinath Ki Dulhania".
Varun is currently riding high on the success of his latest release "October".
Here's what the celebrities tweeted:
Priyanka Chopra: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan. Much love and laughter always! Have a wonderful year!
Anupam Kher: Happy birthday my dearest Varun Dhawan. May God give you all the happiness in the world. You are the bestest.
Anil Kapoor: Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan! I am sure you are having a great birthday already with all the love that 'October' has received! May you have an even more successful year ahead! Lots of love!
Juhi Chawla: Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan! Love and good wishes for your upcoming movies and a successful future ahead.
Abhishek Bachchan: Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan keep shining like the bright star you are. Big love.
Shoojit Sircar: Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan. No matter what happens keep your innocence alive.
Anushka Sharma: Happy birthday to the amazing co-star Varun Dhawan. Always a joy to be around, always cracks me up and is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Hrithik Roshan: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan! Wish you the best. Always. All my love.
Badshah: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan love you too much broski.
Yami Gautam: Wishing you oodles of happiness and success! Stay this humble, lovable person that you always have been. Happy birthday Varun.
Bhumi Pednekar: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan. May this year be full of light, love and all things amazing.
Suniel Shetty: It's amazing to see how you are carving a niche for yourself Varun Dhawan May you achieve all you dream of! A very happy birthday! Stay blessed.
Kriti Sanon: Happiest birthday Varun Dhawan! Wish you a superb day and the best year ahead! Keep shining.
John Abraham: Happy Birthday! Varun Dhawan. I am one of the few who has seen you in your birthday suit.
Rajkummar Rao: Happy birthday dear Varun Dhawan. Keep flying high brother.
Sophie Choudry: Happy birthday to this cutie and my favourite Varun. You have already had such a special year as an actor here's hoping the rest of it is even more incredible! Wish you happiness, success, love, mad adventures and all the good things in life! Big hug and loads of love.
Armaan Malik: Happy Birthday Varun! Lots of love to you. This year and all the coming years will be yours.
Maniesh Paul: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan brother man! Stay happy and blessed.
Saqib Saleem: Happy birthday Varun Dhawan! Twinning with God by sharing the same birthday haha! Have a kick-ass one.
Rahul Dev: His journey from a "student" to a "man" has been studded with solid work. Happy Birthday to the one adorable and grounded Varun Dhawan! Stay blessed with more magic at the movies.
Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to set up an airport in Odisha's industrial town Paradip.
In a letter, Pradhan sought the personal attention of Prabhu to examine the techno-economic feasibility for setting an airport at Paradip as soon as possible.
"The grand vision of development of Paradip would remain incomplete without an airport providing air connectivity, as the nearest Biju Patnaik International Airport at Bhubaneswar is 135 kms away and takes more than three hours by road," he said , adding that the Paradip Port Trust has already requested the Airport Authority of India to set up an airport there.
Paradip is one of the major ports in eastern India and last year became one of the three ports in India to have handled a total cargo of over 100 million tons.
The port is being further expanded and modernized and it is expected that by 2020 it would be able to handle 332 million tons of cargo per annum thereby making it the largest port in India, said Pradhan.
He said the Union government has declared Paradip Port as a Smart Port Industrial City, which is fast emerging as a major industrial hub in Odisha and Eastern India.
Besides having the port, Paradip already has an oil refinery of 15 MMTPA capacity, a 12 MMTPA pellet plant, two fertilizer plants together of 4 MMTPA capacity and a edible oil refinery, he said.
In addition, Pradhan said that his Ministry is implementing several big ticket industrial projects, including expansion of refinery to 21 MMTPA from 15 MMTPA, a 700 TMT Poly Propylene plant by 2018 and a 355 TMT Mono Ethyl Glycol unit by 2023-24 which will feed various downstream industries including plastics, paints, rubber and synthetic yarn industries, and all these initiatives "require seamless connectivity".