Veteran actor Anupam Kher who made a mark in Bollywood with Saaraansh, is extremely thankful to his close friend Mahesh Bhatt for making the film. Bhatt directed Saaraansh which came out in 1984 and floored the audience. On Saturday, the classic movie completed its 35 years in the industry. The film revolved around a retired school teacher and his wife who grapple with grief after the death of their only son in a mugging incident on the streets of New York.
The actor tweeted: "My first film 'Saaransh' was released on May 25, 1984. It has been 35 years since then. I was 28 and I played a 65-year-old BV Pradhan (in the movie). It seems like a long journey. But to me, it is just the beginning. Thank you. Keep blessing me. I've a long way to go."
Bhatt thanked Anupam for giving 'Saaransh' your life. "As our late Sanjeev Kumar said 'Anupam was born to play this role'. Gratitude," added the filmmaker.
To which, Anupam replied: "Thank you Mahesh Bhatt saab for your faith in a 28-year-old newcomer in Mumbai and giving him the best role of his life. You changed my life forever. Love and gratitude and much more for a lifetime."
The 63-year-old actor was last seen on the big screen in "The Accidental Prime Minister". He played former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the film. Anupam Kher also featured in American TV series New Amsterdam in which he played the role of an India-based doctor.