Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher says that it is important for public personalities to have a sense of responsibility.
Anupam on Saturday treated his fans with a Q&A session on Twitter, where a user asked him if public figures (actors and sportspersons) are role models. Should they always be held to the highest degree of moral and ethical standards or given a more lenient treatment as they are also imperfect like anyone else?
“It is very important for public figures to have a sense of responsibility,” he replied.
Another user asked the actor if he could tweet in support of actress-filmmaker Kangana Ranaut’s latest release “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”.
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Anupam called Kangana a rockstar.
“She is brilliant. I applaud her courage and performances. She is also the real example of women empowerment,” he said.
Talking about his favourite scene from the 1995 film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, he said: “My scene with Shah Rukh Khan about celebrating failure.”
A Twitterati said that “Uri: The Surgical Strike” overshadowed his film “The Accidental Prime Minister”.
“So what? I am so happy about it. Josh over behosh,” he replied, with a smiling emoji.
Asked what made him take up the medical series “New Amsterdam”, he replied: “Challenge of acting in an English language series. I think in Hindi. Also ‘New Amsterdam’ is an amazing series to be part of.”
Talking about what film’s failure bugged him the most, he said after the 1991 film “Lamhe” did not do well at the box office when it was released, he was disappointed.
“But now it is considered to be a cult classic. Maybe it came before its time,” he added.
What’s next for Anupam?
“I have a Hindi film called ‘One Day’ directed by Ashok Nanda. It is coming up sometime in May. It is a thriller,” he shared.