Veteran actor Anupam Kher's son Sikander may not have had a successful run at the box office so far, but the father hopes the young actor becomes as popular as his contemporaries.
So far, Sikandar's journey in B-town has not been smooth.
His films -- Summer 2007, Woodstock Villa and Khele Hum
Jee Jaan Sey all failed to garner attention at the
"I would love for him to be as busy and popular as his
contemporaries, but he is taking it very well and is excited
about his new film. I think he has an amazing role in Tere
Bin Laden part 2," Anupam told PTI.
"I think certain things happen at a time... I have faith
in him. Can you imagine if he was non talented and yet wanted
to be an actor? That would've been a nightmare. Now its a
matter of time," he added.
Anupam reveals they do talk and discuss about films and he
often gives him suggestion.
"It (suggestion) doesn't happen over dining table it
happens on a normal conversation when I feel this is how it
should be," he said.
Though, the 58-year-old has liked his son's work, he is
aware that the films did not do well at the box office.
"He himself is brilliant. I say it with great pride but
unfortunately in our business success is more important than
being brilliant but I am sure it will follow. If there's
a possibility where I can produce a film (for him) I would
love to," he adds.
Meanwhile, Kher is quite kicked up about his stint on
small screen with Anil Kapoor's much talked about show '24'.
And the prime reason for him to give a nod for this show was
his friendship with Kapoor.
"I play a RAW agent Wasim Khan. It is a two episode role
that I have in this season. Anil called me and said there's a
role I want you to do. So there was no questioning about it. I
hope he reciprocates the same way when one day I call him to
do a role for me. 24 is a series which I am an admirer of,"
The national award winning actor feels 24 will be a
game changer for small screen.
"This will be a game-changer because it respects the
sensibility of the audience. I also feel that we have moved to
another level of television. From Doordarshan, we went to
satellite channel from there we went to a certain kind of
shows and then reality shows. Now this fiction show has great
possibility of doing very well," he added.
Earlier, Kher did a show on TV called Say Na Something To
Anupam Uncle and he says he would love to do that show again
as today kids are completely different.
"When I did the show earlier I knew the psyche of the
children. But not anymore so it could be challenging for me.
As today the child knows how to operate smart phone,
computers, what is going on in his mind and how much
information does translate into knowledge would be very
interesting to find out," he said.
"The children today are also very independent. What the
child says today at the age of 7 is something I hadn't thought
of till the age of 20-21, he adds.