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‘My first attempt at acting was a disaster’: Anupam Kher

He first tried hands at acting in class five and essayed the role of Prithviraj Chauhan in the school play.

SNS | New Delhi |

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, hailed for essaying tremendous phenomenal roles in his acting career, says his first attempt to acting turned out to be a “disaster”.

Anupam took to Twitter, where he posted a video and shared how he first tried hands at acting in class five and how the school’s play took a hilarious turn. He essayed the role of Prithviraj Chauhan in the play upon his class teacher’s wish.

He shared a story from his autobiography ‘Lessons Life Taught Me Unknowingly’, which is to be released on August 5 this year.

“My first attempt at acting was a disaster. In the fifth standard school play my co-actor being stronger than me threw me in the audience. Back then in Shimla, these were excitement we lived for,” Anupam captioned the video.

Anupam Kher is known for his breathtaking roles in films like A Wednesday, Special 26, MS Dhoni, Saaransh, Maine Gandhi ko Nahi Maara, Baby, Saudagar and the list goes on.

He has also been astounding while portraying negative roles in movies like Karma and in light-hearted roles like those in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge, Vivah and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

He is also known internationally for films like Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004) and Speedy Singhs (2011).

Kher, one of the most prolific actors in the Indian film industry, has over 530 films in several languages, both in India and the West, 100 plays and numerous TV shows to his credit. He started off his career from the theatre to which he owes his acting skills.

Anupam was last seen onscreen in One Day: Justice Delivered, an action thriller film directed by Ashok Nanda. The film also starred Esha Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Anusmriti Sarkar.