Recently, Anupam Kher spoke about why he is no more seen in Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra and Sajid Nadiadwala’s movies.
Veteran actor Anupam Kher who has worked in more than 500 films till now, recently opened up about his absence from mainstream Hindi films.
Despite the humungous success of The Kashmir Files followed by his latest release Karthikeya 2, Anupam revealed that he stopped getting offers from big banners under Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra and Sajid Nadiadwala. However, he will be next seen in Sooraj Barjatya’s film Uunchai.
Anupam Kher has played prominent roles in several hit films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Veer Zaaara among others, produced by Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra.
Recalling his good old days, Anupam said that he used to be their ‘darling’, however, things are not same now and reason is yet to be known.
In conversation with Times Now Navbharat Anupam said ,
“I am not a part of mainstream cinema in India today. I am not. I am not doing any Karan Johar film, I am not doing any Sajid Nadiadwala film, I am not doing any Aditya Chopra film because the offers have not come. I was a darling of all these people. I have done everybody’s films. But I am not blaming them for not casting me anymore. But because they were not casting me in their films, I found a path where I did a Tamil film called Connect, I did a Telugu film called Tiger Nageswara Rao. I have also done Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai.”
Talking further about how he rediscovered his love for the craft, he told,
“Otherwise I could have sat down & said, ‘Arey yaar mere dost aur mere jo itne kareebi they ek zamaane mein, mujhe ab lete nahin hain filmon mein toh main ab kya karoon main toh barbaad ho gaya (Who were once my friends are now ignoring me and not offering films).’ Of course mujhe takleef hoti hai, dukh hota hai ki kyun nahin lete bhai main toh inki sab filmon mein kaam karta tha (It pains, hurts because I used to work with them. But, it’s not a complaint & neither am I holding it against them. I am just saying that sometimes when one door shuts, so many other windows and doors open).”
On the work front,
Anupam Kher will be next seen in Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming period drama Emergency. In the film, he will be seen in the the role of Jaya Prakash Narayan while Kangana will be seen as PM Indira Gandhi. Besides, he also has Shiv Shastri Balboa and Uunchai lined up.