Indian actor Anupam Kher is launching his acting school, Actor Prepares, in New York in a venture that will especially provide a platform to Indian origin actors in North America.
The launch is being announced in association with HR Shah, the chairman and CEO of TV Asia, North America's first 24/7 television channel for the South Asian community. It will be the second overseas chapter of the Mumbai-based studio after the one in London.
Anupam Kher says, “Acting is a craft which is universal and can be taught, learned and perfected. It is a craft that has now transcended regional and national barriers as reflected in productions with global themes and locales in an era of crossover films. This school will not be Bollywood-centric; it will train actors to perform anywhere.”
TV ASIA was founded in April, 1993, by Indian movie superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Talking about the joint venture with Kher, Shah says, “There are a lot of talented Indian American actors in North America who have no platform to promote their talent. Actor Prepares will provide the perfect opportunity. It will help them gain a foothold not just in Bollywood, but in Hollywood.”