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Anupam Kher Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards

News Helpline | December, 13 2012

After being named among Asia’s five best actors by an international magazine, veteran actor Anupam Kher has now made a mark in west as well. His Hollywood film, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, which was released on September 8, 2012 received critical acclaim and now has been nominated in the Best Ensemble category at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Anupam Kher was seen in a supporting role in the film. The actor says that he has not built an identity in the west.

"I was hopeful, but did not expect this - even if it is an A-list cast, only the main actors are usually nominated. The film already had solo nominations, but one can really never expect anything out there - but the fact is that these are Guild awards, and that means the actors vote for each other. And therefore, just being nominated means a big recognition for me. It means I've earned the respect of many within Hollywood," says Anupam.

On this he didn’t forget to thank Hindi cinema and was all praise for the cast of the film. "I guess I am with Hollywood A-listers here, but even then, and at the risk of sounding like I am giving an Oscar speech, I have to thank Indian cinema for giving me the kind of exposure it has, for where I am today," says Anupam, who takes off on a tangent, saying, "I used to wonder why, whenever someone wins an award in the West, they begin to thank the cast and all, but now I know - they are always applauding each other. I got this letter from Bruce Cohen yesterday, thanking me, and then, everyone, from Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, De Niro, everyone sent me congratulatory messages - De Niro sent a personal mail, that went, 'Anupam, bravo...'. It's never happened here, in India, to me."

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