In a recent interview, Anupam Kher who has done over 500 films mentions that it is the toughest to play a role of an ordinary man.
Anupam first came into the limelight with his role in 1984 film “Saaransh” and went on to star in films like “Ram Lakhan”, “Daddy” and “1942: A Love Story”. His international credits include “Bend It Like Beckham”, “Bride and Prejudice” and “Silver Linings Playbook”.
His next Hollywood film is “The Headhunter’s Calling”, for which he travelled to the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival last month.
His latest movie MS Dhoni- The Untold story, which was based on the cricketer MS Dhoni featuring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead says “”The first thing that I was asked to do was to lose weight as Dhoni’s father is little thinner than me. So I lost about 13-14 kg. I did that for a personal reason also as I wanted to lose weight. Then I met him (Paan Singh Dhoni) and felt like he is as simple and ordinary as my own father,”
I don’t see ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ as a film on cricket. I see it as a film on relationships and an inspirational story. Cricket is just a part in it. It shows how a small town boy goes through all the odds in life and becomes one of the finest cricketers in the world.
“You can say — it’s a story of an ordinary father whose son becomes extraordinary. This was the best part for me,” he added.