Movies, News|June 2, 2010 11:30 pm

Anupam Kher Set to Play Hitler

Bollywood is going globally; if Hollywood stars like Ben Kingsley, Barbara Mori are working in Bollywood flicks, then many Bollywood stars are also working in Hollwyood flicks. Well this time I am talking about Anupam Kher, who will be seen in the role of Hitler on the large screen.

Directed by Rakesh Ranjan, the untitled film is based on infamous German dictator, Hitler, and Anupam will play that role. He is quite excited at the prospect of playing his first historical character.  He says,

“Yes, I am playing Hitler and am really looking forward to portraying him. I think he’s one of the most interesting characters of our times. It will be a unique opportunity to play such a different role. Like Ben Kingsley played Gandhi, I will be playing Hitler. I had played Gandhi on a TV show years back, but this would be the first historical role for a movie.”

As part of his preparation, Anupam is researching the character. He added,

“I have watched a couple of movies on Hitler and am also reading some books. The film is being made on a really large scale and it’s important I try and read up as much as possible.”

When asked if he had two minds about playing such a negative character, he continued saying

“Well, if I could play Dr Dang then why not Hitler? For me, it’s just another character and I approach it like that. I have played so many negative roles in my lifetime, and all have just been different characters for me.”