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Will Anupam Kher return to the director’s chair soon? Here’s what the actor has to say

Anupam Kher was last seen sharing the screen with Amitabh Bachchan and Boman Irani in Uunchai.

Will Anupam Kher return to the director’s chair soon? Here’s what the actor has to say

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 02.30 PM, Nov 25, 2022


Anupam Kher seems to be having a fantastic year, profession wise. From being a part of one of the highest grossing Hindi films of the year, to having a string of films awaiting release, the actor is certainly keeping busy. And now it seems that the actor is finally ready to get behind the camera yet again.

In conversation with Variety at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Anupam said that he would love to direct a project soon. He revealed that a story had come to him after a long time, about an elderly man and his autistic granddaughter who live together. The story was personal to Anupam, as his own niece was autistic as well. “I have a rough structure already. Once I write the script, I may start by the end of this year or next year”, he said.

Anupam believed that he was doing his best work at the moment. Although he was proud of the films he has done, which are representative of Indian cinema, he realised that audiences at present wanted something completely different, as evidenced by the success of his films such as The Kashmir Files, Karthikeya 2 and Uunchai.

The actor went on to talk about how he absolutely hated being called a thespian or a veteran actor. He believed that it was a way to say that he had ‘done enough’. But he was much more aware of his capabilities now, and he tried to make his work as difficult as possible.

He declared that competence was the biggest enemy of brilliance, as there was a chance to feel that you know it all after doing a lot of work. Anupam believed that only when one’s job was difficult, would one be able to look at a role from different points of views.