Dilip Kumar may have not appeared on the big screen for a while now but his amazing work and spirit still reverberates through the minds of those who were fortunate enough to work with him. One such example is Anupam Kher. On Wednesday, Anupam posted a still from Subhash Ghai’s Karma reminiscing the first day he met Dilip Kumar. He remembers how nervous he was to be in the same frame as the legend and it was only a simple pat on the back from Dilip Kumar that helped Anupam Kher relax.
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The iconic meeting of #DrDang with #RanaVishwaPratapSingh. This was my first day of shoot for Subhash Ghai Ji’s magnum opus KARMA. I was apprehensive, nervous, & excited to be in the same frame with the real thespian and legend #DilipKumar. His “Relax! It is only acting” didn’t relax me. But his pat on my shoulder after the shot did make me think that I had arrived. There is, and there will be, nobody like Dilip Saab. He is the ultimate actor India has ever produced. Jai Ho.🙏😍🙏
Karma released on August 8, 1986. The plot revolved around the character of Dilip Kumar who played a jail warden who successfully reformed criminals. Anupam Kher played the role of a prisoner who destroys the prison and kills the officer’s family. Fuelled by a hunger for revenge, Dilip Kumar’s character recruits three criminals played by Jackie Shroff, Naseeruddin Shah and Anil Kapoor to help the former hunt down Anupam Kher’s character. The film was a huge success at the box office earning Rs. 7 crores in India and a total of Rs 14 crores worldwide. Other prominent cast members included Dara Singh, Sridevi and Shakti Kapoor. Subhash Ghai himself made a cameo appearance in the film as a pedestrian. The music for the film was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Dilip Kumar and Kishore Kumar sang for some songs in the film. Karma was jointly written by Sachin Bhowmick, Subhash Ghai and Kader Khan. The cinematography was done by Kamalakar Rao and editing by Waman Bhonsle and Gurudutt Shirali. The film's distribution was taken care of by Mukta Arts Ltd. and Lousanne Films.
Anupam Kher has one upcoming film titled One Day: Justice Delivered. It is an action thriller film revolving around a high profile missing persons case. Anupam Kher will be portraying a retired judge in the film. It is slated for a June 28 release this year.Read More