‘No­body does only great work’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Yashika Mathur yashika. mathur@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

For some­one who has been part of the In­dian film in­dus­try for al­most four decades, there must be some­thing he would want to change, but ac­tor Anu­pam

Kher (right) has ac­cepted him­self as a com­plete artist and has em­braced his mis­takes too.

“I am a sum to­tal of what I have done in the past. Good or bad. There is no­body in this world that does only great work, whether it’s a pain­ter or a writer or any­body. I think medi­ocre work is part of bril­liant work. Life is 80% monotony and 20% ex­cite­ment. The job to be done needs to be done well,” says Kher.

Hav­ing shown his act­ing prow­ess in al­most ev­ery film genre, the 60-year-old ac­tor has given ex­em­plary char­ac­ters to the in­dus­try, and ac­cord­ing to him, any­thing that is great comes with its own bit of chal­lenges.

“I think all great roles have been chal­leng­ing. All roles where I had to push my com­fort zones have been great. But some­times, to do things which you as an ac­tor are not con­vinced about and still have to make the au­di­ence be­lieve in, that has been very dif­fi­cult for me,” says Anu­pam.

“Over­all, I en­joy mak­ing peo­ple laugh, so I love all my com­edy roles. The best thing is to do your job. When you have to do some­thing on stage, you are the king, but in cin­ema, it’s not like that. The in­ten­tion of do­ing a good per­for­mance should be there, though I have tried to do my bad per­for­mances also with sin­cer­ity,” adds the ac­tor.

I’m a sum to­tal of what I have done in the past. There is no­body who does only great work

Anu­pam Kher, Ac­tor

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