In an acting workshop held on the inauguration of the sixth season of the 5th Veda cultural hub at Whistling Woods International (WWI) campus with a crowd of 600 students’ actor Anupam Kher in his speech said, “It is only practice, persuasion and preservation that enable an ordinary person to become an extraordinary man.”
Anupam Kher is in this industry from last 35 years and has done 500 films and also winning prestigious Padma Bhushan to his name. From was a gold medallist from National School of Drama, to becoming a star by getting an opportunity to play a pivotal role in Subhash Ghai’s film ‘Karma’, the actor gave precious insight on his successful journey.
Anupam Kher doesn’t believe in luck but on an attribution to seeking, exploring and hard work. He stresses the importance of breathing techniques on an actor’s voice and started yoga and meditation to be the most important elements in an actor’s life as they help control the body, mind, and soul.
To be an actor in Bollywood Kher said, “Command over the Hindi language is also essential for an actor in the Hindi language films, plays, and television.”
Subhash Ghai, Founder, and Chairman of WWI, commenting on the occasion, said “Once an actor inspires a director, then magic is created on celluloid. Then it becomes very important for the director to highlight such enormous talent. Anupam Kher inspired me to write the best lines for him in Karma and Saudagar.”
He praised Kher for having a “wealth of knowledge about cinema and life”, and also went on to enact a scene with him on how Kher got the role of Dr. Dang in his film.
Anupam Kher, during his interaction with Ghai, pointed out why artists from small towns turn out to be the finest in their field, “Most children belonging to small town grow up with imaginations, while children in cities grow with targets and calculations.”
On being asked about his biggest strength, Kher quipped, “I don’t take myself seriously”.