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Will work for another 30 years, reinvent myself: Anupam Kher

PTI  Mumbai, February 14, 2013
First Published: 11:59 IST(14/2/2013) | Last Updated: 19:13 IST(15/2/2013)

Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher, who is riding on the success of his latest release Special 26,says he has no plans to retire from acting and will keep working for another 30 years.

"It's easy in this profession to call actors thespians and legends which means it is time for you to retire. But I am not going to retire. I will work for another 30 years. I think
somewhere someone like Neeraj Pandey, Dibakar Banerjee will keep coming and I will keep reinventing myself," Kher said in a group interview here.

 "And today the kind of scripts that are written are phenomenal. It's wonderful to be working with new directors, they have so much of energy," he said. Kher, 57, is one actor who has never shied away from working with newcomers. He has been part of directorial debuts like Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and A Wednesday among others.

 "I have loved working with first time directors, be it Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Neeraj Pandey, Ayan Mukherjee. I think any director who makes a film for
the first time brings a lot of passion," he said.

"And it is wonderful to get infected by that passion as that brings out the new me. I love to work with them. They have so much of hunger and the kind of perspective they have
is great," he added.

Also, Kher is someone who has worked across all genres of cinema. "I think mindless comedies are part of my professional life... my journey wouldn't have been complete if I wouldn't have done them. I never said I will do only intelligent cinema.

For me working every day is important."

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