Actor Anupam Kher has reached one more milestone in his acting career by signing up another Hollywood film The Big Sick, which is going to be his 500th film.
Mr. Kher , 61-year-old actor, who started his career 32 years back with award winning movie Saaransh, is going to share screen space with Hollywood actors Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Kumail Nanjiani and Adeel Akhtar among others.
The producer of the film is Judd Apatow based off Nanjiani and Gordon’s own relationship as a Pakistani-born man and an American woman
Anupam will be seen as playing the role of Kumail Nanjiani’s father. Romano and Hunter will be shown as Kazan’s character’s parents.
Nanjiani is a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian, actor along with being an podcast host who us married married to Emily V Gordon, an author, comedy producer, and former couples and family therapist. She is also the booker and producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, a comedy show that began airing on Comedy Central in July 2014.
Barry Mendel is also the producer of the project, which is being financed by FilmNation.
Anupam , who is in New York in recent days, told PTI over phone about this movie.
“Doing 500 films in 32 years has been an awesome journey. It shows the kind of life I have had. I’m happy that my 500th landmark film is a Hollywood project. It’s not that if it was a Hindi film, it would have not been important. But I have done a lot of work in Hindi cinema, and now I am looking at newer avenues. It happened by chance that this film worked out around this time.”
Kher also shared a You Tube message by veteran Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, and congratulates him on his 500th film. “Congratulations for finishing your 500th film, it is an amazing thing to do. In America I have done 95 movies, but doing 500 is incredible”, said De Niro.