On September 10, Las Vegas declared the day as the 'Anupam Kher Day."
Anupam who has been in the US for the last one month performing his play Mera Woh Matlab Nahin Tha with Neena Gupta, is in a daze.
Recalling that exact moment of the singular honour in Las Vegas Anupam says, "I had no idea it was coming. I didn't even know that the city had provisions for declaring a day dedicated to anyone. I had never been to the city of Las Vegas before. This was my first visit. I knew that some kind of recognition would be given to me in this city too, as I had been getting recognition in all the US cities where we took the play."
Anupam received 20 proclamations all across American cities during this tour of his play. But Las Vegas was the tour de force. "Las Vegas is famous for its gambling. Yahan par log bahot kuch chhod ke jaate hain (people lose plenty over here). But I am leaving with something invaluable from Vegas."
He is now looking at doing more shows of the play. "Mera Woh Matlab Nahin Tha has connected with audiences because of its universal emotions. In any part of the world people look for certain basic emotions. Communication through micro-blogging and the social network has made me reach out and connect with young people all over the world. I realize that everywhere people are the same. I am greedy actor and human being. I still hunger to reach out to more and more people."