'Silver Linings...' highlight of my life and career: Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher might have won awards and accolades for his work in the past three decades but he feels it is his upcoming Hollywood film "Silver Linings Playbook" which is going to be the defining point of his career.

The actor's new film is opening the upcoming Mumbai Film Festival on October 18 and Anupam says he is proud to present the film to the Indian audience.

"I am honoured to be presenting the film at this festival. It is not often that you get an opportunity to work with likes of Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

"The film is one of the major highlights of my life and career. It's not the greatest role but for an Indian actor to work with them is a big achievement in itself," Anupam said.

Directed by David Russell, the movie is a dramatic comedy, based on a book by Matthew Quick. It follows the story of a man who returns to his home after spending eight months in a mental institution. Anupam plays a doctor in the film.

The 57-year-old had recently walked the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of the movie along with Cooper, De Niro and Lawrence.

Anupam is happy that for the first time a Bollywood actor is working in an overseas project without an Indian backdrop.

"There are a lot of Indian actors who have worked in Hollywood films but all of them have worked with Indian backdrop. I think it is the first time someone has gotten into a project which has no Indian connection whatsoever," he said. Anupam auditioned first for the role through Skype while he was in Jodhpur but due to technical snag couldn't complete it. The next time he auditioned, he took help from a Bangladeshi waiter in his Toronto hotel room.

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