12 May, 2021

‘Talent Never Fades With Age, It Gets Better’

Versatile actor and jury member of the BAFTA Breakthrough India, Anupam Kher tells Lachmi Deb Roy about his long journey on the uneven tracks of the film industry...

‘Talent Never Fades With Age, It Gets Better’
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2021-04-30T18:06:55+05:30

The bald, strong-willed retired teacher fighting a deceitful, insensitive system in Saaransh (1984). The drunkard of a father in Daddy. The affable father in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Or Dr Dang, the antagonist, in Karma. He was 29 when he played a 65-year-old in Saaransh. The range speaks of his versatility. Now as jury member of the BAFTA Breakthrough India, actor Anupam Kher has a new role. He tells Lachmi Deb Roy about his long journey on the uneven tracks of the film industry...

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) role: I can’t wait for the world to see the incredible talent we had the privilege of choosing. BAFTA has fascinated me right from the time I did my first English film Bend It Like Beckham. I feel honoured. It is a great learning process.

The journey: Amazing. God has been extremely kind to me. I was a boy from a small town and from a lower middle-class family. Now to become a BAFTA...

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