Anupam Kher feels ‘honoured’ by BAFTA nod


NEW DEHLI: Veteran star Anupam Kher has received a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) nomination for his role in the BBC TV movie ‘The Boy With The Topknot’. The 63-year-old, who is up for Best Supporting Actor this year, is ‘honoured and humbled’ for the nomination.
His fellow nominees in the category are Adrian Dunbar for ‘Line of Duty’, Brían F. O’Byrne for ‘Little Boy Blue’ and Jimmi Simpson for the ‘Black Mirror episode titled USS Callister.
Based on the memoir of British Sikh Sathnam Sanghera, Anupam Kher stars as the father, British actor Sacha Dhawan in ‘The Boy With The Topknot’. Meanwhile, the first look of Anupam Kher as Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India, has left people mesmerised. The look was shared by Taran Adarsh, a trade analyst and an Indian film critic, on his Twitter handle.
The uncanny resemblance between the two veterans has been ensured for a movie on the political honcho, titled ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, whose shooting has already commenced in London.
The film is an upcoming biographical political film, based on the life of Dr. Singh, the economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance. The film is directed by Vijay Gutte and written by Hansal Mehta. It is based on 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjay Baru. It also stars Akshaye Khanna in a pivotal role. The film is scheduled for December 21, 2018, release.