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Anupam Kher – Friendship pe rishta chal raha hain, husband-wife pe nahin

‘Kuchh Bhi Ho Sakta Hai’ is your second TV talk show after ‘Say Na Something To Anupam Uncle.’
I am doing the same show … but all those kids have grown up now (laughs). This show is just the extension of my play ‘Kuchi Bhi Ho Sakta Hain’ — I spoke about my struggles and my life in that so I thought of making a TV show which will inspire people.

You know the stars you interview on the show very well. How do you react when a star lies on the show?
I don’t judge people so I am not doing that on the show as well. I was not asking a lie and they were not telling a lie. The first rule of getting truth out of a person is to trust them. The actors opened up because I was not asking them uncomfortable questions.

After five minutes every actor told me that they forgot the cameras were there. They just felt that they were talking to a friend.

Which celebrities will feature on the show?
Shah Rukh Khan is in the first episode. Then there is Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan, Mahesh Bhatt, Alia Bhatt, David and Varun Dhawan, Aditya Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Kapil Sharma.

Was it easy to get the stars for the show … were they just a phone call away?
Nothing like that. I didn’t call many people … I am working with most of them. I requested SRK to come. They were all very generous. When I approached people, some said they were available and some couldn’t make it … but they will be there for the second season.

Which stars couldn’t you get on the show?
I wanted Amitabh Bachchan but he was shooting those days and out of town as well. I spoke to Salman Khan and he told me he would be there the next season.

What interesting revelations did the stars make to you?
I find everyone’s life story has something to tell. Yuvraj’s story of how he fought with cancer was fascinating. Arjun Kapoor on how he dealt with his mother’s death. Vidya Balan was thrown out of 12 films in one go because one of her film closed down.

How is this show different from ‘Koffee With Karan’?
That’s done by Karan and this is by Anupam Kher — that’s the difference.

Are also writing your second book?
I am writing that now, it will take me at least seven eight months.

With your busy lives, do you get much time to spend with Kiron Kher?
Friendship pe rishta chal raha hain, husband-wife pe nahin (laughs). Now that she has become a politician, she is busy in Chandigarh. Friendship is the foundation of every relationship.

What is new on the movie front?
Singham 2 releasing in August, then there is 21 Topo Ki Salami, Dawat-e-Isqh and Shaukeen.

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