Veteran actor Anupam Kher completes 500 films

Anupam...Made his debut in Mahesh Bhatt's film when he was 28.

Anupam…Made his debut in Mahesh Bhatt’s film when he was 28.

Veteran actor Anupam Kher who came to Mumbai with just Rs. 37 has completed a milestone of 500 films and he is just beginning the shooting for his 501st movie.

He was only 28 when he took on the role of a retired middle-class Maharashtrian man who had lost his son, in his debut Saaransh, directed by Mahesh Bhatt in 1984. The 61-year-old, who did not share much about the upcoming film, has called his 501st film his ‘first post interval’.

Anupam has starred in popular films like Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Chandni, 1942: A Love Story, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice and The Mistress of Spices.

A theatre enthusiast and two-time National Award-winning actor he is also an acting teacher and a few years ago Hollywood superstar Robert de Niro visited his school for a lecture.

Anupam Kher’s film The Headhunter’s Calling, which features Scottish actor Gerard Butler in a key role, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

“My film ‘The Headhunter’s Calling’ with Gerard Butler is premiering at Toronto Int Film Festival,” Anupam wrote in Twitter. In the video, the actor says: “I came to the city of Mumbai on June 3, 1981, with Rs 37 in my pocket, which is half a dollar and I can say that I have done fairly well.”

“I want to share a great news with you that my film The ‘Headhunter’s Calling’ which also stars Gerard Butler and Willem Dafoe, has been selected at International film festival in Toronto,” he adds. – CINEWS

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