New Delhi: Veteran star Anupam Kher on Saturday wrote a note of gratitude to his fans and followers as he announced his film, which will impressively be the 519th of his career.
Kher took to his Instagram account to break the news with a video in which he could be seen capturing the plane’s map box, as his flight flew over the Atlantic Ocean.
“Delighted to announce my 519th movie while flying over #AtlantcOcean at 36,000 feet,” he captioned the post.
Counting his blessings, Kher added, “God has been kind to me. It’s so humiliating to be able to achieve this possibility. Of course, this is my hard work, but it is also the blessing of millions of people, my fans, my SM subscribers, my friends, my family, my elders. Thanks also to #IndianFilmIndustry and filmmakers around the world for being so kind and generous to me. I feel special. “
The National Award winning actor concluded the post by saying he will reveal details of the film soon and added hashtags: “KuchBhiHoSaktaHai”, “519thFilm”, “MagicOfCinema”, “Joy”, “Blessed”.
The post quickly caught the attention of his fans and they showered the actor with best wishes.
“Great sir,” wrote one fan. “You are amazing sir,” commented another subscriber.
Neena Gupta’s daughter, Masaba, also commented, writing: “519 ?! “
The 66-year-old star is one of the most inspiring actors in the Indian film industry. Kher’s acting career in Bollywood took off after his first film “Saaransh”.
The film “Saaransh” directed by Mahesh Bhatt revolves around an old couple who lend a room to rent after the recent death of the breadwinner, their only son. An aspiring actor (a woman) begins to live with them, who falls in love with the only son of a local politician.
Kher portrayed the role of a retired middle-class teacher who loses her son in an assault incident on the streets of New York City.
The film has won major accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, Veteran Star, and Bhatt, the Filmfare Award for Best Story, and more.
The former president of the Film and Television Institute of India has made a prominent place in the Hindi film industry and has appeared in over 500 films mainly in the Hindi language, as well as in many other languages. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards.
Kher also recently won the Best Actor award at the New York International Film Festival for his short film “Happy Birthday,” adding a feather to his cap. The film also won the award for best short film at the prestigious film festival.
“Happy Birthday” marked Kher and Aahana Kumra’s second collaboration after appearing in the critically acclaimed 2019 film “The Accidental Prime Minister”.
Kher has several other projects in the works, including “The Last Show”, “Mungilal Rocks” and “The Kashmir Files”.