Mumbai, Dec 23: It’s an annual family ritual for Anil Kapoor to bring in his birthday December 24 with his family. But this time, Anil’s son Harshvardhan won’t be joining the family as he is shooting for his debut film in Rajasthan. Anil will turn 58 Wednesday.

“I’m really happy that I’ll be spending time with my wife Sunita and my daughters Rhea and Sonam. We’re flying to Dubai for my birthday and Christmas. But unfortunately, my son Harshvardhan can’t join us. He is shooting for Rakeysh’s (Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra‘s) ‘Mirziya’ in the interiors of Rajasthan,” he said.

Mehra is said to have been more than willing to let Harshvardhan go for the annual ritual. But the young aspiring actor chose to forego the family vacation. Anil isn’t complaining.

“That’s okay. There will be many other occasions for us to be together. Right now Harsh needs to concentrate on his career,” said the actor, who has spent over three decades in the Hindi film industry.