But the actor isn’t bragging about it
Anupam Kher is a proud man and with good reason. His Hollywood film, David Russel’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ has managed to win the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival! From what we hear, Kher has a meaty role in the film, but unlike the other actors who gloat about measly roles in Hollywood projects, he wants to play it cool.
In an interview he said, “I am not saying anything about my role. I neither want to raise expectation of my audiences back home nor play down my part. I know what it is. And I am very happy when I hear good things about my role in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’; I feel I’ve come a long way. As an actor it has always been very important to keep growing. I could be in Woody Allen’s ‘You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger’ or I could be in ‘Kya Super Kool Hain Hum’. I enjoyed doing both. I’ve done more than 450 films so far. I did it all on my own, fearlessly.”
Kher had the opportunity to rub shoulders with Robert De Niro in the film. He says, “I’ve to admit he was my primary incentive for doing this film. I wouldn’t call him a friend. He is a veteran and a legend. Yes, we did spend time together. I had the chance to get to know him. But friends? No! That would be going too far.”
How we wish other stars were as humble and honest!