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Anupam Kher to father Freida Pinto in Woody Allen film

MUMBAI: Anupam Kher couldn‘t have asked for a better silver-jubilee gift.

Kher who celebrated 25 years in films on May 25 received a mail from his international agent a day earlier giving him the news that he would be part of the new Woody Allen film to be shot in London later this year.

"To be in a Woody Allen film is a dream-come-true for me. Last year, I had the privilege of working with Ang Lee and now Woody Allen. What more could any actor ask for in his 25th year in business," Kher asks.

Kher will be playing Freida Pinto‘s father in the film. "Even if it is just one shot I‘d be more than happy. I‘ve grown up watching Woody Allen‘s cinema. And look at my luck," he wonders.

The film features famed actors like Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts and Antonio Banderas.

"I had kept the news away from the media. But it was Mahesh Bhatt saab who got on stage at the end of the Saaransh screening yesterday and announced that I had received a Woody Allen film as gift for 25 years in films," Kher exclaims.

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