MUMBAI: Anupam Kher has begun shooting for Woody Allen’s untitled film in London. Kher has been cast in the role of Freida Pinto’s father.
Kher says, "On the sets when I met him for the first time, I just forgot that I have done 400 films in the industry and why was I still jittery. But the day I saw him I was keyed up and besieged by his presence for the person who I have only read in books and who was my icon. It was difficult to explain that feeling but acting for this film just reminded me of my first day of Saraansh but that was understandable when I was a rookie directed by Mahesh Bhatt. But then I managed to look confident though I was going through altogether a different feeling."
Speaking about Allen’s film and his experience, Kher said, "Audiences are different but all they want is quality performance from your end. The first day when I winded up my shoot, I realized that all what I had experienced as an actor in the decades was not of much use as one could not depend on any one school of acting. Each time I did a scene I knew am learning. As to share one experience – one day after I did my scenes, suddenly the sun got brighter and the shooting stopped. I asked an assistant the reason and was told that Woody does not shoot in bright light. Everyone loves to shoot in bright light but Woody Allen does not."