Anupam Kher is not a new face in Hollywood. Like Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan, the veteran Bollywood actor has not only made a number of appearances in Hollywood films but also been showered with accolades and even nominated for an Academy Award once. In addition to being a BAFTA and SAG nominee, Anupam has also appeared in the Golden Globe award nominated-Bend it like Beckham and more importantly, Oscar-nominated Silver Linnings Playbook and The Big Sick among others.
Now, the veteran actor has a TV series titled New Amsterdam which premiered on NBC (September 25 at 10pm). The highly-anticipated medical drama stars Anupam Kher as Dr Vijay Kapoor, one of the key characters in the show while the story of the show revolves around Dr Max Goodwin, played by Ryan Eggold, who becomes the director of one of New York’s oldest medical establishments.
I have such mixed feelings watching myself on main stream American tv speaking in English. That also such difficult medical terms. But then haven’t I always said #KuchBhiHoSaktaHai!! @NBCNewAmsterdam #IndianActorInAmerica pic.twitter.com/1MTkpqciMY
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 26, 2018
The story of the show explores Dr. Goodwin and his team who push for change and reform and turn this fossil of a medical facility, forgotten by the government and the patients into a latest medical facility that provides exceptional care for patients.
In an interview with PTI, Anupam Kher had revealed details about his character Dr Vijay Kapoor. “Dr Kapoor has seen the fast life, he has seen people running fast nowhere, and what centres him is this hospital. He is well read and knows what it takes to be a doctor, apart from just the ‘qualifications’. I think that’s the greatest quality that Dr Kapoor has. It is a fantastic script, it has an amazing graph and it’s end is fabulous and every character is very well defined. I have done enough work both in India and abroad, I like to challenge myself.”
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The actor is also proud to be a part of a mainstream American TV series. “It is a great feeling to be part of a mainstream American series. I represent my country, my India, and I want every Indian to feel proud of me when they watch New Amsterdam. Let my countrymen continue to love and bless me and I will try to never disappoint them,” he had said
Compiled by Vidya Krithi