Anupam Kher, who has proved his metal with some stellar performances in the past feels that, though acting might come naturally to many, but it is an art which needs to be ‘practiced’ and ‘learnt’.
Anupam Kher, whose acting academy has been included in a documentary series about incredible schools around the world argues that reproducing intense emotions in front of the public need hard-work, which is something that acting schools can teach. Practice makes an actor excel. It is like cycling and motor driving. It is an art, which can be learnt and practiced,” Anupam Kher told.
“You express all emotions in your daily life. An actor, who can act out these emotions for the public, needs to practice that,” he added.
“Our tag line says, ‘We bring out the actor in you’. In day-to-day life, our brain sends lots of signals. In acting, there are no signals. You have to believe in what you are trying to portray,” he said.
“Our school not only makes you an actor, it makes you understand who you actually are as well… it gives you discipline and punctuality. It also teaches you a way of life,” he added.
‘Actor Prepares’ has been selected to feature in a documentary series on the incredible schools around the world by a Montreal-based production company Eurêka Productions. The series titled ‘Schools Like No Others’ will broadcasted on TV5 in Canada next year.
“The school, which I started eight years ago, for that to be recognized is not only a great honor for me individually but also a great honor to the country…To achieve this in a short period of eight years is a great feeling,” Anupam said.
The actor seems to be quite excited that his school has been discovered on its own.”It was not like we sent any entry. They have discovered us on their own. They got in touch with us a few months back; at that time I had no idea who they were,” he said.
A very versatile actor himself, Anupam Kher has been seen in a mix of art-house and commercial films like ‘Saraansh’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Karma’, ‘Darr’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ and ‘Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara’ in Bollywood. He has even been a part of few crossover projects like ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and ‘Bride And Prejudice’. He was even seen in a Hollywood flick ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ which had stars like Bradely Cooper and jennifer Lawrence in the lead. The actor also features in television thriller series, ’24’, the desi version of American show by the same name.
“Somebody has to take a risk and start that tradition. Others follow it. I am sure after ’24’, a lot of foreign fiction series will be made in India,” he said.
The actor has many projects lined up such as David Dhawan’s ‘Mein Tera Hero’, Punit Malhotra’s ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ and Yash Raj Films’ ‘Daawat-E-Ishq’, which stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra in the lead.