Anupam Kher remembers sleeping on a railway platform in his early days

Anupam Kher’s mantra: I see myself in new people (Photo credit – Instagram)

Actor Anupam Kher has been there, done it all – from Bollywood to Hollywood. His secret of survival over the decades, he would tell you, lies in his talent for identifying with youth.

“I always see myself in new people. That’s why I understand them. I try to be kind and compassionate to them. I arrived in this city on June 3, 1981, 40 years ago. It is a very dignified bald look. Coming to a time in the early ’80s, where half of my hair was sticking out here and there, and I was so thin I could see through a keyhole with both of my eyes! At that time, daring to be a film actor was unheard of, ”recalls Anupam Kher, speaking to IANS.

He says his first fight was tough and he hopes no one will have to go through it.

“What kept me going was that I was a gold medalist in drama school. I don’t wish anyone the hard times I went through, whether it was sleeping on the railway platform or not having food. But now there are so many avenues – TV shows, casting bureaus, casting directors. At the time, it was unheard of. People would say to me: “Why don’t you become a writer or assistant director? An actor? You don’t have hair! »», Remembers Anupam Kher.

Kher was recently on the jury of the BAFTA Breakthrough India Initiative, which selected 10 winners in the fields of TV, film and games.

Speaking of the initiative, Anupam Kher said, “These are talented Indians who are the recipients of this scholarship and award. It makes me proud, responsible and wonderful to be part of this jury.

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