He has been part of the film industry for almost three decades. And over the years, veteran actor Anupam Kher feels Bollywood has evolved but has become a little impersonal. “The industry has become more professional, which is very good, but at the same time it is getting very impersonal,” says Kher.
“When there were no vanity vans, no mobiles, there was a lot of togetherness. People used to sit down, talk to each other and share their thoughts. But now, there is an aloofness. It is fine but I am a people-oriented person so I do go to my co-stars’ vans and talk to them,” he adds.
Kher, 57, says, “The future of Indian cinema is very bright. Now you can make movies you believe in you don't have to follow a certain formula, which is very good. There was a time when it was difficult to imagine small films doing great business but now it is happening. Right from Khosla Ka Ghosla, A Wednesday and now Kahaani — they are a proof that if small films are made well, they have an audience today.”
Kher, whose film Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein releases today, feels the audiences now want films that stimulate their thoughts. “Entertainment is different for different people... Today, we have audience that wants stimulation of thought,” he says.