Anupam Kher Ecstatic About 8 Oscar Nominations For ‘Silver Linings Playbook’


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MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood actor and India’s latest export to Hollywood, Anupam Kher is all set to enthrall Indian audiences with his foreign film ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. We spotted the critically acclaimed actor at a press conference to launch the film.

Anupam Kher spoke about his experience of working in Hollywood, with top actors like Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. The actor plays the part of a therapist to Bradley’s character, and he soon gets involved in the protagonist’s quirky life. Looking very excited for his upcoming release, Anupam was seen clad in a blue denim shirt and trousers.

Anupam Kher also mentioned what it was like to share screen space with Hollywood legend Robert De Niro, who also stars in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. Speaking about the film receiving a whopping eight Oscar nominations, Anupam said ecstatically: “This is the biggest moment of my life. As an Indian actor, I feel rewarded for my 30 years of contribution to cinema. I am glad to have worked with the fabulous cast and crew of ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. (Director) David O. Russell is undoubtedly a brilliant filmmaker and he has proved it again. A major part of me as an actor feels satiated today.”

An unfortunate piece of news for the film is that it won’t be seeing a grand premiere in India after all. Said Anupam Kher, albeit a bit carefully, “Yes, the premiere is not happening for various reasons that I don’t want to go into. Though ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is a worldwide blockbuster, it is not a popular franchise like ‘Mission Impossible’ or ‘James Bond’. More than that, I am not at liberty to say.”

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is directed by David O Russell, stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and our very own Anupam Kher, and releases on 22 February 2013 in India.