Anupam Kher, a veteran actor with more than 500 films to his name, has discussed his absence from Hindi film industry mainstays. Despite enjoying the success of The Kashmir Files and his most recent film, Karthikeya 2, Anupam said that prominent studios run by Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, and Sajid Nadiadwala no longer approached him with proposals for projects.
Kher explained to Times Now Navbharat in an interview “I am not a part of mainstream cinema in India today. I am not. I am not doing any Karan Johar or Sajid Nadiadwala or Aditya Chopra films because the offers have not come. I was a darling of all these people and have done everybody’s films. But I am not blaming them for not casting me anymore. But because they were not casting me in their films, I found a path where I did a Tamil film called Connect, I did a Telugu film called Tiger Nageswara Rao. I have also done Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai.”
“Otherwise I could have sat down & said, ‘Arey yaar mere dost aur mere jo itne kareebi they ek zamaane mein, mujhe ab lete nahin hain filmon mein toh main ab kya karoon main toh barbaad ho gaya’ Of course mujhe takleef hoti hai, dukh hota hai ki kyun nahin lete bhai main toh inki sab filmon mein kaam karta tha” he added
Kher’s forthcoming historical drama Emergency starring Kangana Ranaut will be his next appearance. He portrays Jaya Prakash Narayan in the movie, and Kangana will play Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He also has Shiv Shastri Balboa and Uunchai in addition to this.