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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