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Anupam Kher On Being Nominated For BAFTA



Anupam Kher seems to go from strength  to strength  every year.And  it’s not just about films. He has  just been named as the  sixth most influential author in the world in list of 200 by the influential  digital  newspaper Richtopia.

Anupam is  incredulous. “Like I  always say, kuch bhi ho sakta hai. A  boy from Simla  dreams  of becoming an actor and  achieves his dreams in Mumbai.He then wants  to write about his experiences so that other similarly starry-eyed  youngsters  from small towns can dream  of achieving their  goals in life. So he puts down his thoughts, little realizing the impact his words would have.”

And now that small-town boy has been nominated for a BAFTA(British Academy Television Awards) in the  best supporting actor award category .

Says Anupam, “I got to know about the  BAFTA nomination from a journalist who texted me. I couldn’t believe I  was there in the category with these other three actors Adrian Dunbar

Brían F. O’Byrne and Jimmi Simpson. I am specially  proud as I am nominated  for  a very special role of a schizophrenic father in the tv film The Boy With The  TopKnot. It  was a challenge to  play a specially abled patriarch without losing  control over the character.”

Anupam intends  to be in London for  the BAFTA ceremony on May 13.

“It really doesn’t matter if I win or not. Just being nominated for this honour is enough for me,” says Anupam who  this week received the  Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for excellence in acting.

Says Anupam appreciatively, “The Mangeshkar family has contributed so  much to our heritage, culture  and cinema. To be given an award named after the father  of Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Hridaynath Mangeshkar and  the  rest  of the Mangeshkar family is a dream come true for me.I couldn’t ask for more.”

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