Young Indian actors can play a Brad Pitt but not the other way round: Anupam Kher

Last Modified Wednesday, 31 March 2021 (18:06 IST)
Hyderabad:Young actors can easily play the roles of American actor and the likes but not the other way round.That is the beauty of Indians acting talent, Bollywood Actor said.
Acting is emoting 9 rasas and the difference between an actor and a normal person is, actor know emotions before he has to portray them” and helps trained actor to do all kinds of roles, Kher said while speaking on ‘The Power of Positivity’ at the Annual General session of the FLO and YFLO held here on Tuesday evening.
Moderated by FLO and YFLO Chairpersons -- Usharani Manne and Apurva Jain , Mr Kher while sharing his thoughts he has gone through the phase of his debut film, said, “I graduated from National School of Drama. I never got more than 38 percent marks in my studies. I learnt then that acting could be taught’.
 
Showing his head, the 67-year-old actor said, ‘it is shaved look and not bald.Recalling his initial days of acting career, he said an actor was not supposed to be bald. Those were the times where ‘hair was more important than talent’ he remarked wittily.
 
I am happy to be myself, he declared. Not many actors get an opportunity to represent their country like sports stars do. But I have that privilege he said, adding ‘I give my best. That makes me feel better’.
 
People in our country started describing him as thespian, legend and all such superlatives, he said it was frightening. That is when I excused myself to pursue a more challenging role in New York, Mr Kher informed.
 
On a personal note about his relationship with his spouse Kiran, Kher said, ‘she is much more talented than I am, she is a better artist than I am. She is a Post-graduate, MA first class. I am BA 3rd class. She has long hair; I have no hair. Once you accept all these, life is easier he shared amidst peals of laughter from the audience.
 
We have mutual respect for each other. It is better to treat partner/spouse as a friend. That solves all problems, he shared his secret of relationship.
 
When asked about time management as he has been wearing many hats, he said a busy man has time for everything. I am sick of using words such as busy, bored, mood. They give false sense about a person, he said.
 
I love life. I don’t judge people. Life is beautiful. My work rejuvenates me. I never took off from my work life in so many years, the noted actor said.
 
Replying to a question on physical pain he was going through with his twisted face while shooting for Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Kher said he took decision against doctors’ advice to go for shooting. Fear of fear stops us. I wanted to go ahead with it because life is about how we find our courage.
 
He said not just me, India as a country has done well. We have been the world’s guru not just medically in the current crisis but also on the courage front.
 
We have planned well but COVID has disposed of. Though the beginning found a foggy road ahead. We made technology our weapon of peace and forged ahead undeterred, focused on reaching old milestones and creating new ones, said Hyderabad Chapter FLO Chairperson Usharani Manne
 
‘The Power of Positivity’ prevails…despite everything, that is why today’s topic for our guest speaker Anupam Kher, she said.
 
Speaking further, Ms Usharani said Hyderabad is the largest Chapter in the FICCI FLO universe. With over 800 members most of whom are entrepreneurs, and professionals who have made a mark in the business and corporate world.
 
YFLO Chairperson Ms Apurva Jain, briefly highlighted various programs she has taken up during the past one year.Earlier, Kher unveiled Internal/house magazines of FLO and YFLO on the occasion.(UNI)
 
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