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In an introspective chat with reader Ashish Srivastav, Anupam Kher reflects on the highs and lows of his career
MUMBAI MIRROR; May 01, 2011
There are actors who are good at playing only certain characters, and then there are kalakaars like Anupam Kher who can essay any role effortlessly. More than two decades ago, I was deeply moved by his performances in Saaransh and Daddy, and ever since I have been a huge fan.
I was over the moon when I met him recently, as I was obviously curious to learn about his journey as an actor.
Anupam said, “I was a beggar when I entered the industry. I was hungry for work. It wasn’t easy, but why should it have been easy? That apart, I always wanted to be the best. I guess it is my small town mentality.
I don’t consider myself a character actor. I feel all the characters I have portrayed so far have been the heroes of the films. This concept exists only in India.”
From his experience, he understood that there was a need for formal training in acting today. “Abroad, you cannot even do a two-minute role if you are not a trained actor. You have to learn your craft well, or else it’s like going to a quack for medicines.
What sets actors like Om Puri, Seema Biwas, Naseeruddin Shah apart is that they have been trained in their métier and it shows,” explained the National School of Drama graduate.
For the same reason, he enjoys working with new age directors such as Dibakar Banerjee, Neeraj Pandey and Ayan Mukherjee. More >
Lets one get one thing straight-We Are Family isn’t a ‘copy’ of or ‘lifted’ from Stepmom as is believed by some. It’s an ‘official adaptation’ of the Hollywood flick and due credit is given to its writers as well. With a brilliant plot in one hand and powerhouse actors on the other, the makers could have easily come up with a classic. However, We Are Family suffers from the same problem that some recent films helmed by debutant directors faced-an execution which just isn’t upto the mark. Inspite of it, the film has its moments and also the wonderful performance make it worth watching!
The story of the movie: Although Maya (Kajol) and Aman (Arjun Rampal) are divorced, they are still on good terms. They have 3 children – Aliya (Aanchal Munjhal), Ankush (Nominath Ginsburg) and Anjali (Diya Sonecha) who live with Maya. She’s the perfect mother and wonderfully takes care of them and adheres to their needs. Aman, too, catches up with them regularly. However, he has moved on and has a girlfriend Shreya (Kareena Kapoor). On Anjali’s birthday, he introduces Shreya to Maya and their children who develop an immediate dislike for her. Aliya is angry and feels that Shreya will ‘rob’ her daddy from them and they both will marry. Whenever Shreya tries to be friendly with the kids and strike a chord, something unexpected happens which leads to the kids hating her more! However, one day Maya discovers a very bitter truth and realizes that Shreya needs to be made a part More >
Though Sara and Ibrahim had valid UK visas, the guarantor, daddy himself, was missing. As a result, the children had to board a flight two days later
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 23, 2010) Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s children, Sara and Ibrahim, were turned away from the immigration counter of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport recently because their visa for travel to the UK had Saif as a guarantor, who was not with them. The kids are minors and a guarantor is mandatory for travel abroad.
Sara and Ibrahim, who were travelling with their mother, eventually had to fly two days later.
Amrita was flying with her kids to London and Saif Ali Khan was to join the trio in London from Morocco. However, Amrita had a harrowing time at the airport and could not board her flight (ironically despite having immigration clearance). She re-issued tickets, got her children’s visas organised and flew two days later.
Explaining the problem, an eyewitness at the airport reveals, “Amrita and kids weren’t allowed to board the flight as the visa had Saif as the guarantor and it was essential for the guarantor to fly with the kids. Amrita tried to make a few calls but nothing worked.
She argued with the airport officials but they threw up their hands saying, ‘Rules are rules’. To help them, the Mumbai airport officials called the London airport and checked with the immigration authorities, who also said that Amrita couldn’t More >
Suriya takes a break from films to play doting daddy to his newborn son
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 14, 2010)
// // // Bollywood’s star-father and husbands should take a leaf out of Tamil superstar Suriya’s book of priorities. Suriya’s biggest concern just now is not his pending assignments but making his 3-year-old daughter comfortable with her newly-born baby brother.
“I was the eldest child, so I know how it feels to have attention shared with a sibling. It’s very important to let our daughter Diya feel the new baby is no threat to her place in the family,” Suriya said.
The 34-year old star, who air-dashed from Mumbai to his home in Chennai in time for his son’s birth last week, has half a day’s shooting to complete for his first Hindi film Rakta Charitra. Right now, he couldn’t care less. He hasn’t even decided whether he will dub his own lines in Hindi.Suriya
“We’ll give it a try after I get back to Mumbai. I have a thick Tamil accent and I wouldn’t like to sound that way on screen,” he said.
But Suriya is clear about focusing on his Tamil film career. His new Tamil release Singam – which coincided with his son’s birth – is a hit.
The son is yet to be named. “We had to consult numerologists. They’ve come up with three letters of the alphabet. We’ll have a naming ceremony soon. My wife Jo (actress Jyothika) sent out a box of chocolates with a letter to all our colleagues,” said Suriya.
Jyothika won’t be back to More >