Anupam Kher celebrates 37 years of debut film 'Saaransh'
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Veteran star Anupam Kher on Tuesday completed 37 years in the film industry and the actor said that if not for his debut movie Saaransh, he wouldn't have reached the milestone in his career. The 1984 Mahesh Bhatt-directed drama revolved around an old couple who lend a room on rent after the death of their only son. Here are more details.
Kher, who was 28 years old when he starred in the film, portrayed the role of a retired middle-class teacher BV Pradhan who loses his son. In an Instagram post, the actor said Saaransh was the best debut an artist could have.
The 66-year-old actor said that he is thankful to Mahesh Bhatt, Rajshri Films, and the audience for their love and support. Saaransh was India's official entry for the 1985 Academy Awards in the best foreign-language film category. The film won the National Award for best lyrics for Vasant Dev. The movie also starred actress Rohini Hattangadi, Nilu Phule, and Soni Razdan.
In his almost four-decade-long career, Kher, a National School of Drama graduate, has appeared in 518 films predominantly in the Hindi language like Ram Lakhan, Lamhe, Darr, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara, and A Wednesday, among others. Some of his international projects include Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice, The Big Sick, and The Boy With The Topknot.
Anupam has also starred in the series Sense 8 and New Amsterdam. The critically-acclaimed actor ventured into direction with the 2002 film Om Jai Jagadish. He is a recipient of two National Film Awards for his performance in Daddy and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara.