Bollywood actor Anupam Kher’s 500th film will see the veteran act alongside American sit-com star Ray Romano. Titled Big Sick, the film has Romano essay the role of the American dad to Zoe Kazan’s character, while Kher will play the father of celebrated Pakistani-American stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani’s character.
Kher is beyond excited for his Hollywood project, calling it a ‘very special film‘. “I also get to share screen space with some of the biggest talents including the legendary actress Holly Hunter, Ray Romano (from Everybody Loves Raymond) and Zoe Kazan (of Ruby Sparks fame), who is the celebrated playwright-author Elia Kazan’s grand daughter. Just spending time with them is going to be so enriching for me. Not to mention I have a fabulous role too!,” he said.
Essentially a romantic-comedy, the film is directed by Michael Showalter of Hello! My Name Is Doris fame and produced by Primetime Emmy-winner Judd Apatow. The film’s shooting was wrapped up in June this year, with Kher sharing photos with his co-stars.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) June 17, 2016
Incidentally, the 61-year-old actor’s 501st film is also a Hollywood film titled Hotel Mumbai, reportedly based on the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai’s five star hotels. Chronicling the true stories of survivors of the terrorist attack, parts of the film were shot in the south Australian city of Adelaide. The film also stars Jason Isaacs, Armie Hammer and Dev Patel.
He also has another Hollywood film with Gerard Butler and William Dafoe titled The Headhunter’s Calling, scheduled to release next month.
Big Sick, however, will reportedly release next year.
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