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Playing Manmohan Singh was difficult for Anupam Kher

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Industry veteran Anupam Kher, whose career has spanned over three decades and over 500 films, says playing the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been the most difficult one in his career.

Asked whether he has completed shooting of ambitious film “The Accidental Prime Minister”, Kher said, “No… Only 40 per cent of the film shoot has been completed. I have studied the character of Manmohan Singh for four months and it is the most difficult role that I have done. I hope the audience will see his journey on-screen really soon.”

A video of Anupam in the midst of the film’s shoot was met with appreciation for how well the actor has tried to mould his walk and demeanour to match Singh’s distinct style. At the awards ceremony, Anupam received a special honour for his contribution to Indian theatre and cinema. “I have come straight here only to receive this award from England after completing my shooting (schedule) for ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. I am really honoured and fortunate to receive this award. The kind of contribution that the Mangeshkar family has in the world of music is really unbelievable. They have not only won our hearts with their music, but with voices of Mangeshkar sisters, they have united the nation and that is their achievement. It’s a great feeling to receive an honour by them.”