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Washington: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who is of Kashmiri ethnicity, was presented a “Certificate of Recognition” by the California legislature for his dedicated efforts towards helping the community, which was displaced from the Kashmir valley due to militancy 25 years ago.

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Humbled by the recognition, the actor says that with the honour comes a sense of responsibility. “I feel honoured to get these recognitions in the US. But they also add to my sense of responsibility towards humankind,” Anupam tweeted on Tuesday.

The actor, who was touring the US and Canada for his play “Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha“, felt ennobled with the honour on September 12.

The document read: “Certificate of Recognition presented to Anupam Kher in recognition as an agent for change, he is a champion in achieving gender equality, women’s right and a defender of human rights, representing the community of 500,000 Kashmiri Hindus displaced and dislodged, many who immigrated to the United States.”

The “Baby” actor wrote alongside the photograph: “Thank you Assembly Member, California Legislature @rudysalasjr and @kthusu for this most important recognition.”

Anupam, who has worked in a number of Indian as well international films like “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Bend It Like Beckham”, has always voiced his opinion about the struggle of the Kashmiri Pandits and how they can be assisted.

He strongly reacted when director Vishal Bhardwaj dedicated his National Award win of “Haider” to Kashmiri Pandits, calling it a “fraudish thing to do”.

Meanwhile, the recognition is another feather in his cap of glory as the actor was presented with the “Honoured Guest” award by the US state of Texas for his contribution to cinema and art, and September 10 was declared as ‘Anupam Kher Day’ in Las Vegas.

(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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Anupam Kher (Wikimedia Common)

“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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