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THE WEEK|May 23, 2021
INTERVIEW Anupam Kher, actor
POOJA BIRAIA JAISWAL

On May 6, Anupam Kher tweeted that the New York City International Film Festival had named him best actor for his performance in Happy Birthday. The soon-to-be released film, directed by Prasad Kadam, was also adjudged the best short film.

The award was a much-needed fillip for the actor, who has been a little gloomy since his return to India from New York two months ago after his wife, actor Kirron Kher, was diagnosed with blood cancer. Covid-19, too, had wreaked havoc in his life, with his mother, brother and a few other family members having tested positive last year. As a way of overcoming his fear, he took to writing his third self-help book, Your Best Day is Today, last year. “The urge to write had never been [more] compelling,” he says.

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