Anu­pam Kher’s been signed up for an in­ter­na­tional tele­vi­sion se­ries

HT Cafe - - Front Page - prashant.singh@htlive.com Prashant Singh

It goes with­out say­ing that Bol­ly­wood ac­tors, such as, Ir­rfan Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Cho­pra have been shin­ing bright in the in­ter­na­tional cir­cuit. But not many re­alise that be­sides the above men­tioned stars, Anu­pam Kher too, has — of late — been busy with mul­ti­ple in­ter­na­tional as­sign­ments. He starred in a web se­ries Sense8 (2015-2018), and now we have learnt that the ac­tor is set to star in a TV drama, Belle­vue.

“Yes, the news is true. It’s go­ing to be a med­i­cal drama. Anu­pam is happy be­cause he is also rid­ing high on the distinction of hav­ing earned his sec­ond nom­i­na­tion (for The Big Sick; 2017) at the Screen Ac­tors Guild Awards, af­ter Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book (2012),” says an in­sider. The show is based on Dr Eric Man­heimer’s best­seller, Twelve Pa­tients: Life And Death At Belle­vue Hos­pi­tal.

What’s also in­ter­est­ing is that the show will see him re­unite with Freema Agye­man of Doc­tor Who fame, who he has worked with in Sense8 as well. “He will be seen play­ing a doc­tor whose name is Anil Kapoor, who is one of the old­est doc­tors at the hos­pi­tal in the up­com­ing se­ries. By now, we all know that Anu­pam and Anil Kapoor have been close friends for years now,” adds the in­sider.

Although, Anu­pam is busy with his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of Film And Tele­vi­sion In­sti­tute of In­dia (FTII) chair­man and his back-to-back Hindi films among other com­mit­ments, he is ex­cited to take out time for his new se­ries. “As an ac­tor, he gets ex­cited with fresh chal­lenges,” says the in­sider.

When con­tacted, Anu­pam said: “I’m ex­cited to be part of this project as it’s an­tic­i­pated as the next big thing in in­ter­na­tional tele­vi­sion. As an ac­tor, it helps me widen my hori­zons and also gives me an op­por­tu­nity to be a part of world class tal­ent. So, I am look­ing for­ward to the shoot.”

I’m ex­cited to be part of this project as it's an­tic­i­pated as the next big thing on in­ter­na­tional TV. ANU­PAM KHER, AC­TOR

Anu­pam Kher

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