Veteran actor, Anupam Kher has completed 36 years in the film industry and to mark the day the 65-year-old New Amsterdam actor took to social media and posted a video.
His Bollywood Mahesh Bhatt directorial debut movie Saaransh was released in 1984. The then 29-year-old Kher played a retired middle-class-teacher who loses his son. Kher said that he lost his hair at a young age, and thus, his first role was playing a 65-year-old at the
age of 29.
To mark the event, Kher took to his social media and posted a video featuring some scenes from the movie. He also thanked people for acknowledging his work and showering love on him throughout his career.
“My 1st film #Saaransh was released on 25th May 1984. I complete 36 years in the world of entertainment today. It has been an incredible journey so far,” tweeted Kher. “God has been kind. And you, my audiences have given me so much love. THANK YOU!! 36YearsOfAnupam #KuchBhiHoSaktaHai.”
Mahesh Bhatt recalled the portrayal of the central character of the movie by Kher and lauded him. “36 years of SAARANSH! He was just 28 years old when he made his debut in this iconic role of a school teacher who has lost his son in an act of senseless violence. Thank you, Anupam for helping me birth this heartbreaking inspired creation. @AnupamPKher @Saaransh,” tweeted Bhatt.
Kher replied to Bhatt’s tweet and said, “Thank you, @MaheshNBhatt Saab, for your faith, generosity, kindness and love. I would’ve never had this kind of journey if my first film was not #Saaransh. It changed my life and me. #36YearsOfAnupam proudly. Jai Ho!!”
Saaransh won Kher his first Filmfare award in the best actor category. The film revolved around the sequence of events in the life of a retired school teacher and his wife after their son loses his life in a mugging incident. Helmed by Bhatt, the film also features actors Soni
Razdan and Rohini Hattangadi.