Bollywood star Anupam Kher was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor at the British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) but unfortunately, he missed out on it. His role in The Boy with the Topknot had received attention worldwide though the award was given to Brian F O’Byrne for Little Boy Blue. Anupam was obviously shattered. But instead of putting up tantrums, the veteran actor revealed his speech that he had prepared, to be shared if had won the award.
Here is the speech I didn’t get to deliver on stage tonight at the @BAFTA Awards. I was not announced the winner among the four nominees for d #BestSupportingActor award. But I feel humbled & honoured. That small town Hindi medium boy from Shimla has come a long way. Jai Hind🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/yIUtiQtgQK— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) May 14, 2018
Anupam thanked BAFTA for nominating him for the award. He said that it was a great honour for him – a boy educated in Hindi medium from a small Indian town. He even added that his father worked at the Forest department as a clerk. “It’s a fantastic achievement to be nominated amongst some of the top actors in the world,” Anupam said in a video on Twitter.
“Thank you to the Indian film industry for giving me wonderful opportunities... I was not announced the winner among the four nominees this evening, but, nevertheless, I feel humbled and honoured. There’s always a next time,” he added.