Anupam Kher is on a roll and how! While on one hand, he is busy collecting laurels and awards for his Hollywood flick Silver Linings Playbook, on the other, he has directed a short film titled I Went Shopping For Robert De Niro.
The said film is a 29 minute short film that Kher has made in honour of his 'co-star' Robert De Niro. He has produced the film under his banner 'Actor Prepares' (that's named after his acting school). Speaking about this venture, Anupam said, "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." He added, "With this film, we tell the story of millions of people who come to the city of Mumbai to fulfil their dreams. It reminded me of the days of my life when I shifted to Mumbai to pursue my career as an actor. 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. In one sense, going to celebrate Silver Linings Playbook
at the Oscars brings this entire journey as full circle for me as being a part of the project gave birth to the short film."
Yamini Kshirsagar and Rimal Arora play the lead roles in the film.