Anupam Kher has the power and audacity to tear me to bits says Mahesh Bhatt
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who launched actor Anupam Kher in Hindi film industry with his film ‘Saaransh’, has said that when 64 year old actor has the power and audacity to tear him to bits. He added saying that he is proud of Kher’s achievements.
Mahesh Bhatt was interacting with the media at Anupam Kher’s book launch titled ‘Lessons Life Thought Me Unknowingly’ on Thursday in Mumbai.
Anupam Kher is a follower of right-wing politics and huge supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Whereas, Mahesh Bhatt is more of a follower of liberal and secular political ideology, when asked both of them, despite having completely opposite political ideologies what keeps them together, Mahesh Bhatt, “I am really glad that this question came. I would like you (audience) to keep wondering about what keeps us together irrespective of our totally different political ideologies. I remember before 2014 general elections, Karan Thapar (journalist) who tried to pitch us against each other in a television interview and that time, he (Anupam Kher) took me on and disagreed with me but that’s what Anupam Kher is.”
Bhatt added that Kher has the power and audacity to take on him, he said, “He has the power and the audacity to tear me to bits when he believes in it. And I think that’s my success that I did not indebted him in any way. I think that’s what free societies and homes are. Love is not dependant on the diverse views that you may have. Why can’t we live under that sky where we may disagree with each other vehemently? And what can’t we retain the elemental love and affection that is essential for the survival of human race?”
Anupam Kher won Filmfare best actor award for his first film itself which titled ‘Saaransh’ (1984) which was directed by Mahesh Bhatt.