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Robert De Niro’s Bollywood Co-star to Direct Film About Him

Anupam Kher will direct and produce ‘I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro’

By: Ashley Baylen
Published: February 12th, 2013 in Culture » Film » News
Robert De Niro & Anupam Kher

Veteran Bollywood actor, Anupam Kher, has announced his plans to produce and direct a 29-minute short film about veteran American actor, Robert De Niro.

Kher, an Indian actor who has appeared in nearly 450 films and 100 plays, has been on a yearlong search for the right film to direct. He has found that perfect fit with ‘I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro.’

"I have been wanting to direct a film for the past one year. When I came back from the USA after completing Silver Linings Playbook, Yamini, the writer of the short film, narrated the concept to me and I thought it is a wonderful story and I wanted to tell it. I decided to direct and produce it,” Kher said, according to PTI.

‘I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro will follow “two girls at the crossroads of their lives and what happens when they go shopping for a gift for the legendary actor,” according to Digital Spy.

The plot is based on the personal experience of screenwriter Yamini Kshirsagar, and her friend Rimal Arora.

"With this film we tell the story of millions of people who come to the city of Mumbai to fulfill their dreams. It reminded me of the days of my life when I shifted to Mumbai to pursue my career as an actor," explained Kher.

Kher and De Niro recently co-starred in Academy Award-nominated, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’.

"Similarly Silver Linings Playbook reminded me of the excitement I experienced when I signed my first film ever and I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro reminded me of my first days in Mumbai. Nostalgia drove me to be a part of both these stories."

‘I Went Shopping for Robert De Niro’ will be produced under Kher’s banner, The Actor Prepares Mumbai, named after his acting school.

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