The guest-list also included Ayan Mukerji, who is directing Alia and Ranbir Kapoor in his next film, and Puneet Malhotra:
Varun Dhawan would certainly have been there, had he not flown out to Bangkok with rumoured girlfriend Natasha Dalal on a working holiday.
Alia Bhatt was wished by many other colleagues on Twitter - her Highway co-Randeep Hooda; Shandaar and Udta Punjab co-star Shahid Kapoor; actors Sushant Singh Rajput, Dia Mirza and Jacqueline Fernandez; designer Prabal Gurung, whose clothes she often wears; and, notably, Hollywood director Paul Feig who described her as a 'huge talent' and said he'd like to work with her.
God bless you always.. it's always in the "why".. Chadhdi Kala @aliaa08? Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) March 15, 2017
Happy happy birthday my dearest @aliaa08 have an amazing year full of love and happiness.? Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) March 15, 2017
You amaze me every time I watch you on screen. More power to you Rockstar.? Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) March 15, 2017
Have a super birthday!!
You are phenomenal @aliaa08! Love and respect you. May you continue to break the norm and create a delicious storm. Happy birthday? Dia Mirza (@deespeak) March 15, 2017
Happy, happy birthday @aliaa08!! Hope you're out there having a blast.? Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) March 15, 2017
Alia Bhatt, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, debuted in 2012's Student Of The Year and in just four-going-on-five years has racked up an impressive body of work and a reputation as a major talent. She's currently sweeping awards season with her performance in last year's drug drama, Udta Punjab. Apart from the film with Ranbir, Alia will also star in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy with Ranveer Singh.