John Abraham has a quiet birthday while Ritesh Deshmukh has a blast

John Abraham and Ritesh Deshmukh celebrate their birthday on the same day, December 17. John spent his 33rd birthday having a quiet dinner with family and close friends while Ritesh spent his 30th birthday by throwing a lavish bash and inviting the who's who from bollywood.
John also spent his birthday with 200 visually impaired children at an organization called 'Happy Home'. John is the brand ambassador for Fast Track eyewear and hence in collaboration with the brand, he gifted special eye glasses to these children. John was extremely touched when these visually handicapped children sang Happy Birthday and cut a cake for him. The children also gifted John a special birthday card in Braille which they read out to him. A deeply moved John preferred not to talk much about this special and personal moment but said "I am not comfortable talking about such experiences but yes I was moved. It was my most special birthday."

Apart from that John spent the day shooting for the Mumbai Marathon event with his brother, Alan who is a photographer. John prefers to stay away from loud parties and noise and hence he prefers small quite gatherings with his near and dear ones. On his birthday John said "Life goes on and I am thankful to God for where I am today. Though I am happy with what I have achieved, I still have a long way to go." Although John's recent films No Smoking and Goal did not do well at the box-office, John seems satisfied with his career. John's birthday wish includes his passion- three high priced, state of the art, latest bikes

Meanwhile chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's son, Ritesh Deshmukh who also celebrates his birthday on the same day as John, 17 December, had a grand bash at a posh five star hotel, J W Mariott. Ritesh threw a grand bash and invited his friends from bollywood to celebrate his birthday as well as the success of his latest films, Heyy Babyy and Dhamaal. The party was organized on a large scale, with lavish decorations and mouth watering delicacies. The decorations had a tinge of the Christmas spirit with red being the colour and plenty of flowers and lamps around the place. Ritesh invited all his good friends from bollywood, the Bachchans, Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Malaika and sister Amrita Arora, Dino Morea, Ashish Choudhary, Arshad Warsi etc. Ritesh merely stated "It's just an informal get together for friends." Ritesh is extremely happy with the films that he has done this year as they all were quite successful at the box-office. Ritesh's birthday wish includes designing a dream home for himself soon.