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Anupam Kher recalls the time when Amitabh Bachchan taught him humility

Thursday, November 17, 2022 • Hindi Comments
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Anupam Kher recalls the time when Amitabh Bachchan taught him humility

Seasoned actor Anupam Kher recently shared screen with Megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the film 'Uunchai' which has been doing quite well on box office. In a recent media interaction, Anupam Kher recalled an old interaction with Mr Bachchan where the latter gave him a lesson in simplicity and humility. Apparently the duo were working on their 1986 film 'Aakhiri Raasta' in Chennai when this incident took place.

Anupam told Mashable India, "I thought I was a star, I wanted AC, make-up room and we were shooting in Chennai, and it was already so uncomfortable. I asked who I was shooting with, and was told that it was with Amitabh Bachchan. I saw him sitting on the side, with beard, wig, and wrapped in a blanket."

Anupam further added, "So I went and told him, ‘Sir I am Anupam Kher…’ He answered, ‘I’ve heard, I saw you in Saransh, you’re a good actor.’ So I asked him, ‘Don’t you feel hot in this beard, blanket and wig?’ He replied, ‘Garmi ke baare mein sochta hoon, toh lagti hai. Nahin sochta hoon, toh nahin lagti. (If I think it’s hot, it is hot. If I don’t think about it, it doesn’t feel like it’s hot.)’ After that, I never created a fuss about AC, weather or fans.”

Apart from Big B and Anupam Kher, 'Uunchai' also starred Boman Irani and Danny Denzongpa and it was helmed by Sooraj Barjatya. Talking about working with so many experienced people, Anupam shared, "There’s mutual respect for each other. All of us are at that one stage of life, where we don’t have to prove anything to each other. It was a joy to work with each other.”

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