Veteran actor Anupam Kher, on Tuesday, recalled his first meeting with Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio and revealed how the latter reacted when he introduced himself as an 'Indian actor'.
Anupam shared a throwback picture on Instagram and wrote: "I met @leonardodicaprio at an event in Los Angeles few years back. I introduced myself. I said, “I am an Indian actor.” He said, “I know!” I asked, “How?” And then he just gave me a warm hug."
He continued: "He was kind and affectionate. The best thing about being an actor is that you meet wonderful people from all over the world and bond with them easily. Actors are a tribe in themselves. #Actors #Acting #Bonding #MagicOfCinema #Films."
Reacting to the post, a user commented: "Of course who will not know you..."
Another user called the duo "Legends of Cinema."
A comment read: "Who doesn't know u , u are very famous in Morocco also."
"You don't need to introduce yourself Shri Anupam Ji. You have earned it," wrote a fan.
On Monday, Kher penned an emotional post in the loving memory of the late iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra.
Taking to Instagram, Anupam recalled the days when he used to spend his mornings with the legendary director.
"There are days when I miss #YashChopra Ji very very much. He was not only my favorite director and best friend but also one of the most wonderful human beings I had ever met," the veteran star wrote.
"Warm, funny, earthy, romantic, compassionate, sensitive, joyous and much more. For almost his last ten years if I was in Mumbai every morning I used to spend with him. He was a treasure trove of poetry and friendship," he added.
Along with his post, he uploaded a throwback picture of him sharing smiles with Yash Chopra.
The two had worked together in several films such as 'Vijay', 'Lamhe', 'Darr', 'Veer Zara' and 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'.
Yash Chopra died on October 21, 2012.