Actor Abhishek Bachchan, known for his acclaimed performances in films like 'Yuva', 'Guru' and 'Sarkar', has completed 15 years in Bollywood.
The 39-year-old actor took to Twitter to express his gratitude to his fans.
"Today I complete 15 years in the film industry. Thank you all for the love and support. You guys are my inspiration and reason. #15YearsOfAB," he tweeted.
Abhishek, son of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, made his Bollywood debut with J P Dutta's "Refugee" opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan, in 2000.
"Kareena (bebo), thank you. My first ever co-star, friend and rabble rouser in the industry. You will always be a favourite," he said of Kareena Kapoor Khan.
"Thank you JP sahab, @bindasbhidu @AnupamPkher Suneil anna and the rest of the cast and crew. I would not be here if it wasn't for all of you," the actor wrote.
His colleagues like Hrithik Roshan, Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Johar and Bipasha Basu congratulated him. Here's what they tweeted:
Hrithik Roshan: Bro Braz! #15yearsofab journey on!Lets do fancy dress party! Want2 c @karanjohar as superman 1mor time what say @udaychopra
Riteish Deshmukh: Congrats my brother @juniorbachchan #15YearsOfAB #confession-every film of JrB's that I have seen in a theatre-i have whistled at his entry
Karan Johar: and here's to many decades more AB!!! Big hug!!!
Bipasha Basu: @juniorbachchan woooohooo 15 yrs. Awesome! Do u remember our first shot ,before Refugee , for Aakhri Mughal? I was a little lost soul
Dia Mirza: @juniorbachchan big love to one of my most favourite people!!! Growth and joy for the next 15
Ayushmann Khurrana: I saw Refugee in KC theatre, a single screen in a small city called Panchkula. 1st day 1st show! Black mein. #15YearofAB @juniorbachchan
Sophie Choudry: Congrats @juniorbachchan ..Here's to many more years of doing what you love!! Snake dance time Big big hug.
Uday Chopra: @juniorbachchan brada 15yrs! Congratulations. We were the millennium club.
Anupam Kher: Congratulations. I still remember your first day shoot of Refugee with me. You have come a long way. Jai Ho.
Vishal Dadlani: @juniorbachchan Congratulations on #15YearsOfAB , brotherman! Big love, and here's looking at many, many more!
Divya Dutta: @juniorbachchan: @divyadutta25 thank you my dear. Will do my best. Big love. #15YearsOfAB” big hug rte bk to my v fav one!
Nikhil Advani: And just think "we ain't seen nothing yet... Here's to the best yet to come!!!" Cheers @juniorbachchan #15YearsOfAB
Sanjay Gupta: @juniorbachchan CONGRATULATIONS buddy. First 15 done, the next 15 start and am I glad we're starting them together.
Baba Sehgal: congrats @juniorbachchan on completing 15 years, may u deliver more 'happy new years'.
Milap Zaveri: @juniorbachchan Cheers to many more glorious years and many more exciting roles! :)
Manish Paul: @juniorbachchan congrats brother!!!many many more to go!!!wish u all d luck n love:):)
Terence Lewis: @juniorbachchan respect AB! Rise n shine like the Phoenix for another 15!
Punit Malhotra: Congratulations @juniorbachchan. And here's to the all the glorious years ahead
Raj Kundra: 15 years???Not bad Captain. I still remember watching your first movie & thinking this guy can play football!
Kamaal R Khan-KRK: Congratulations bro @juniorbachchan for completing 15 years in Bollywood. #Refugee was my favourite film n it's my favourite today also.
Abhishek Bachchan's journey in Bollywood so far...
Abhishek has had a journey full of highs and lows, as after a promising debut, the actor struggled to make a mark at the box-office when his films including "Dhai Akshar Prem Ke", "Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya", " Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai" and "Shararat" failed at the box-office.
The actor finally broke the jinx with Mani Ratnam's "Yuva" in 2004, followed by hits like "Dhoom", "Bunty Aur Babli", "Sarkar" and "Dus".
Ratnam's 2007 film on the life of Reliance Industries' founder, Dhirubhai Ambani, is not only one of the most successful films of Abhishek's career, but is also said to be his most powerful performance.
Abhishek ventured into production with R Balki's "Paa" starring himself, his father Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan. The film received critical acclaim and won the National Film Award for best feature film in Hindi.
The actor, also known for his fluid comic timing, was appreciated in John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra-starrer "Dostana", "Happy New Year" and "Bol Bachchan".
He will be next seen in "All Is Well" opposite Asin and the third instalment of the "Hera Pheri" series, alongside John.
(With inputs from PTI)
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