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Anupam Kher is broadening horizons

Anupam Kher is broadening horizons
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“Hollywood\'s ‘The Big Sick’ is an opportunity to broaden my horizon as an actor after working with the likes of Woody Allen and Robert De Niro,” said Bollywood actor Anupam Kher.

“Hollywood's ‘The Big Sick’ is an opportunity to broaden my horizon as an actor after working with the likes of Woody Allen and Robert De Niro,” said Bollywood actor Anupam Kher.

Directed by Michael Showalter, "The Big Sick" is about the real life story of comedian KumailNanjiani, who not just features in the lead role but has also penned the film's screenplay with wife Emily Gordon.

"I loved the idea. Though I had never seen his work, I immediately warmed up to KumailNanjiani.," Anupam said. "Kumail asked his father whom he would like to play him. Apparently, Kumail's father said my name without a second thought.

But Kumail didn't know how to get in touch with me and there was no time. The shooting was about to begin. Luckily, they got in touch with me through a relative of mine," he said.

Kumail wanted me to grow a French Beard since his father has one. I gladly complied," he added. "There was an issue with my work permit. For six out of those 27 shooting days of the film, I was stuck in New York without work. We almost thought I wouldn't be able to do it. But then the permit happened,” he added.

By Subhash K Jha

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