AC­TORS HOL­LY­WOOD OF­FI­CIALLY REP­RE­SENT IN­DIA, TOO

Ac­tor Anu­pam Kher says he rep­re­sents his coun­try in whichever West­ern film he does

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

Ac­tor Anu­pam Kher (above) who has been part of pop­u­lar in­ter­na­tional films such as Bend It Like Beck­ham (2002), You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (2010) and Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book (2012) among oth­ers, is proud to rep­re­sent In­dia in in­ter­na­tional cinema. “We ac­tors and film peo­ple un­like sportsper­sons, don’t of­fi­cially get to rep­re­sent the coun­try,” says Kher, adding, “But I be­lieve that just as a bad­minton player, or a chess player rep­re­sents In­dia, we are also do­ing the same. What­ever films in the West I have been a part of, or what­ever films I am do­ing, I am rep­re­sent­ing my coun­try. That’s why I want to give my best in ev­ery (in­ter­na­tional) film that I do. I am very sat­is­fied with what­ever I have done so far, and I am very proud if it as well.”

The 62-year-old ac­tor, who was in Delhi to pro­mote Naam Sha­bana, has five in­ter­na­tional projects com­ing out this year which in­cludes The Big Sick (along­side ac­tors Ray Ro­mano and Zoe Kazan), The Fam­ily Man (along­side Ger­ard But­ler and Allison Brie) and Ho­tel Mum­bai (along­side Dev Pa­tel, Arnie Ham­mer and Ja­son Isaacs). Apart from these films, Kher will also be seen in a com­edy mini-se­ries- The In­dian De­tec­tive where he is play­ing Rus­sell Peter’s fa­ther. “I think I have started my best work now. That’s why I have started work­ing abroad now as well. My 500th film (The Big Sick) was pre­miered at the Sun­dance Mu­sic Fes­ti­val and it gen­er­ated a lot of crit­i­cal ap­pre­ci­a­tion, and that’s fan­tas­tic for an In­dian ac­tor, who does a film in a com­mer­cial genre. That was a very proud mo­ment for me and I was very happy to be a part of that project,” he says.

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