Anupam Kher, who has nearly 500 films to his credit, recently discussed his absence from the mainstays of the Hindi film industry. Despite the success of The Kashmir Files and his most recent film, Karthikeya 2, Anupam claimed that leading studios of Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra and Sajid Nadiadwala no longer approached him with offers for projects. The next time we see him will be in Sooraj Barjatya’s movie Uunchai.
Anupam Kher starred in a number of successful films produced by Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra, including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Veer Zaaara. Anupam looked back on the past and noted that although they used to call him their darling, things have changed for unknown reasons.
During an interview, Anupam told Times Now Navbharat, “I am not a part of mainstream cinema in India these days. I am not. I am not doing Karan Johar film, I am not doing Sajid Nadiadwala film, I am not doing Aditya Chopra- movie because the offers didn’t come in. I was a favorite of all these people. I’ve done everyone’s movies. But I don’t blame them for not casting me anymore. But because they didn’t cast me in their movies, I thought I did a pad where I did a Tamil movie called Connect, I did a Telugu movie called Tiger Nageswara Rao, I also did Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai.”
Explanation of how he rediscovered his love for the profession. He said, “Otherwise I could have sat down and 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 my friends now ignore me and don’t offer movies).’ Of course mujhe takleef hoti hai, dukh hota hai ki kyun nahin lete bhai main toh inki sab filmon mein kaam karta tha (It hurts, hurts because I used to work with them. But it’s not a complaint and I don’t hold it either I just say that when one door closes, sometimes so many other windows and doors open).’
Anupam Kher’s upcoming historical drama Emergency starring Kangana Ranaut will be his next appearance. He portrays Jaya Prakash Narayan in the film and Kangana plays Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In addition, he also has Shiv Shastri Balboa and Uunchai.