12:36 PM IST - Thursday October 23, 2014

Anupam Kher’s tribute to the blind

Mumbai, March 2 Essaying the role of a visually challenged person in his Marathi debut “Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein” wasn’t easy for Anupam Kher, but the veteran actor says he appreciates the real fighters more now.

“When you play the role of a physically disabled or differently-abled person, you discover how brilliantly people who are differently-abled live their lives,” the 56-year-old said at the music launch here of the film.

“We see how people who cannot see, fit themselves so well in the scenario. So, this is a tribute to all the blind. My role is dedicated to all these people,” he added.

Directed by Pramod Joshi, “Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein” is slated for release April 12.

The actor, who has featured in around 400 films in his three-decade-long career, has no qualms in admitting that he faced hardships during the film’s shooting.

“Most of the scenes were very difficult. There were scenes where I had to climb mountains as a blind man, and we have done an entire song that we have shot on a mountain and rivers. It was a little difficult,” said Anupam.

The actor was last seen in “Desi Boyz”, and will soon be seen in “Chaar Din Ki Chandni”. He is also working on Deepa Mehta’s “Midnights’ Children” and on the remake of “Chashme Buddoor”.

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