Anupam Kher’s autobiography : Padma bhushan awardee Anupam Kher’s autobiography which relates his failures, Rejections and lessons learnt in his life and in a career spanning 500 films was released here by his friend and eminent actor Rishi kapoor, his wife neetu kapoor and the fellow cast of the NBC show New Amsterdam.
Anupam kher’s Autobiography “lessons Life taught me, unknowingly” was released Friday event organized at the consulate General of India in New York and was attended by the veteran actor’s close friends and associates.
“My life is a sum total of what went wrong and because things went wrong in the life. Everything went right.” Kher said as he addressed the gathering at the book release.
He sharing incidents from his life that shaped his career, Kher said the autobiography is an exciting account as it does not talk about his success.
“Success to me is very boring, it is very one-dimensional. Failure is multi-dimensional. It is so amazing. What I am today due to my failures.” He said.
Kapoor had been undergoing treatment for cancer in New York for almost a year, made his first appearance following his diagnosis and treatment to release Kher’s book.
Looking well in his fine spirits, Kapoor told the audience he had been discharged from the hospital Friday.
Accompanied by his wife, veteran actor Neetu Kapoor, kapoor recalled that though he is a couple of years elder to Kher, the first movie they worked together in was the 1988 Yash Chopra-directed Vijay in which Kher had played the role of Kapoor’s grandfather.
Describing kher as the “great actor” in films and on stage, kapoor said people will look forward to reading the autobiography and imbibing lessons from this life.
“It would be a good textbook exercise for youngsters who aspire to become actors tomorrow.” Kapoor added.
Kher expressed gratitude to the Kapoor couple for releasing his book. “For him to be here today is the most glorious thing about my autobiography. We have known him as a film hero, but today he is a real-hero. He has been here for the last one year battling cancer and he has come out of it.” He said.
Kher also expressed gratitude to the cast of the TV series for their “love and togetherness.” Kher’s book has been released in India on August 5 and will release in the US on October 15.