Woody Allen casts Anupam Kher

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Woody Allen, one of THE Hollywood directors has signed one of THE actors in Bollywood for his next film, Anupam Kher. The actor, who just celebrated his 25th year in the film industry, says it is a “dream come true” to work with the director and the star cast. The film’s cast has some heavy hitting Hollywood stars including Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Antonio Banderas plus Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto. According to TOI, Kher heard about the decision in a one line email that said, “Woody (Allen) wants you”.

Kher is very excited and told IANS, “Last year I worked with another international filmmaking legend Ang Lee. Now Woody Allen. What more could any actor ask for in his 25th year in the business?”

In the film Kher will be playing Freida Pinto’s father but that is all he knows, “As always on Woody Allen’s set, the story and character is only spelt out to us once we begin shooting. And I’m not really worried about the role. The experience in itself will be a challenge.”

He added to IANS, “Even if it is just one shot, I’d be delirious. I’ve grown up and grown older watching Woody Allen’s cinema. And look at my kismet (destiny).”

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