Filmmaker Mohit Suri says he feels overwhelmed after seeing the growth of actress Shraddha Kapoor in Bollywood.
He added that he shares "an everlasting bond" which is beyond work and more familial with Shraddha, who turned 30 on Friday. He has penned a special note for the daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor and Shivangi Kolhapure.
Shraddha started her Bollywood journey with films like "Teen Patti" and "Luv Ka The End", but made it big only with Suri's "Aashiqui 2". She will also be seen in Suri's next project "Half Girlfriend".
The note was shared with IANS by the publicist of his forthcoming film "Half Girlfriend".
It read: "Dear Shraddha, Looking at the journey that we've shared so far, we have created an everlasting bond that is now beyond work and more familial. Sometimes, I am so overwhelmed by the work you're doing today. It's amazing to see your growth from 'Aashiqui 2' to 'Half Girlfriend'."
Suri also stated that it is great to see her "finding your wings, learning to fly and leaving the nest. Along with the wings to fly, I hope that I've also given you the roots to depend on".
"Our journey is far from complete but we are definitely on the right track kiddo! So, thank you for being a part of my journey as well," he added.
He also has a message for the actress -- "Keep following your heart and being you." Suri has gifted her a stole with the name of her character in "Half Girlfriend" embroidered on it.
"Half Girlfriend" is locked for release on May 19.