Playing Manmohan Singh most difficult role of my career: Anupam Kher
The veteran actor says playing the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been the most difficult one in his career
Veteran actor Anupam Kher, whose career has spanned over three decades and 500 films, plays the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister. A video of his from the film's shoot was met with appreciation for how well the actor has tried to mould his walk and demeanour to match Singh's distinct style.
Anupam received a special honour for his contribution to Indian theatre and cinema at the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan Awards 2018 yesterday. "I have come straight here only to receive this award from England after completing my shooting schedule for The Accidental Prime Minister. I am really honoured and fortunate to receive this award. The kind of contribution that the Mangeshkar family has made to the world of music is really unbelievable. They have not only won our hearts with their music, but with voices of Mangeshkar sisters, they have united the nation and that is their achievement. It's a great feeling to receive an honour from them."
Asked whether he had completed shooting for The Accidental Prime Minister, the actor said, "No, only 40 per cent of the film shoot has been completed. I have studied the character of Manmohan Singh for four months and it is the most difficult role that I have done. I hope the audience will see his journey on-screen really soon."
Anupam dedicated his award to youngsters from rural India. "Whenever I receive an award for my work, it motivates me to do even better. I always say that it's not my lifetime achievement award because I feel like I have started my career just now. I dedicate this award to youngsters from rural parts of India who come here (to Mumbai) and work hard towards achieving success. If a boy like me who was son of clerk from the forest department of Shimla can receive this award, then they can also achieve many things in their life."