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