After the huge success of her debut film, Aamir Khan starrer Dangal, Sanya Malhotra has been busy working in Mumbai.

The actress who was unable to travel to her hometown, Delhi, on her birthday got a surprise from her old friends who made her birthday celebrations special by flying down from Delhi specially to be with her on her special day.

The trip was a surprise visit to Sanya by her gang of friends from Delhi. Her entire gang wanted to join in the celebration and so they secretly planned this trip, sources close to her said.

"It felt extraordinary to have shared my special day with some dear friends from Delhi who flew down to surprise me on my birthday," the actress was quoted as saying.

This turned out to be a dual celebration for Sanya and her friends as they not only celebrated her birthday, they also celebrated her debut film Dangal's stupendous success. This was the first time that she met her gang post the release of the film.

"This year has been a thrill ride and it was an overwhelming experience to say the least attributable to the achievement of Dangal and the adoration and support of my family and friends," Sanya said.

The Dangal girl hosted a lavish lunch for the entire group at a suburban Restaurant and spent the day reminiscing the old days, the sources said, adding, they congratulated her for the success of the film.

"I went out for lunch with a couple of friends and facilitated a dinner at home," Sanya added.