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Anupam Kher appointed UN ambassador for gender equality

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New York: Veteran actor Anupam Kher has been appointed a UN ambassador for the ‘HeforShe’ campaign for gender equality.

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The “HeforShe” campaign has been initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights, by encouraging them to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.The 60-year-old actor says he is honored.

“Thank you UN Women again for honoring me at UN headquarters NY. Will work tirelessly for Gender Equality HeforShe,” Anupam wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter.

“Thank you for the Honour and the Responsibility. Shall try my best to work towards Gender Equality worldwide,” he added.

Hollywood actress Emma Watson in July 2014 was appointed as a UN Women Good will Ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign ‘HeForShe’.

(IANS)

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Anupam Kher to Feature in New American Series

Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be seen in an upcoming "New Amsterdam" medical drama series

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Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be seen in an upcoming “New Amsterdam” medical drama series.

NBC has given out the first series order from its pilot crop for the 2018-2019 season, reports variety.com.

An excited Anupam, 63, said that the pilot “New Amsterdam”, which he shot for in New York has been picked up to be a series.

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“Happy to share the great news! The NBC pilot ‘New Amsterdam’, I shot for in New York has been picked up to be a series now. Here comes the Indian Actor to join the cast and crew in New York. David Schulner, Peter Horton, Kate Dennis, Ryan Eggold, Jayr Monty,” he wrote on Saturday.

He also posted a series of photograph with actress Freema Agyeman and wrote that he is looking forward to working with her in the a series.

“Dearest Freema my favourite co actor from ‘Sense8’! Looking forward to sharing the screen space with you in the new NBC series ‘New Amsterdam’,” he wrote.

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Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, the series follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin played by Ryan Eggold, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.

In addition to Eggold, Anupam and Agyeman, the cast of the series also includes Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, and Tyler Labine.

“New Amsterdam” is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah. The project was set up at NBC in September with a put pilot commitment. (IANS)

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UN Requests Trump Not to Quit Iran Deal

Under the deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran is committed to slashing the number of its centrifuges, which are machines used to enrich uranium.

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Trump has been a strong critic of the accord, in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.