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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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Important For Public Figures to Have Sense of Responsibility, Says Anupam Kher

"I have a Hindi film called 'One Day' directed by Ashok Nanda. It is coming up sometime in May. It is a thriller," he shared

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Veteran actor Anupam Kher says that it is important for public personalities to have a sense of responsibility.

Anupam on Saturday treated his fans with a Q&A session on Twitter, where a user asked him if public figures (actors and sportspersons) are role models. Should they always be held to the highest degree of moral and ethical standards or given a more lenient treatment as they are also imperfect like anyone else?

“It is very important for public figures to have a sense of responsibility,” he replied.

Another user asked the actor if he could tweet in support of actress-filmmaker Kangana Ranaut’s latest release “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”.

Anupam called Kangana a rockstar.

“She is brilliant. I applaud her courage and performances. She is also the real example of women empowerment,” he said.

Talking about his favourite scene from the 1995 film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, he said: “My scene with Shah Rukh Khan about celebrating failure.”

Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher (Wikimedia Commons)

A Twitterati said that “Uri: The Surgical Strike” overshadowed his film “The Accidental Prime Minister”.

“So what? I am so happy about it. Josh over behosh,” he replied, with a smiling emoji.

Asked what made him take up the medical series “New Amsterdam”, he replied: “Challenge of acting in an English language series. I think in Hindi. Also ‘New Amsterdam’ is an amazing series to be part of.”

Talking about what film’s failure bugged him the most, he said after the 1991 film “Lamhe” did not do well at the box office when it was released, he was disappointed.

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“But now it is considered to be a cult classic. Maybe it came before its time,” he added.

What’s next for Anupam?

“I have a Hindi film called ‘One Day’ directed by Ashok Nanda. It is coming up sometime in May. It is a thriller,” he shared. (IANS)