Anupam Gets a Band-Baaja Welcome In BhorMay 27th, 2009 - 10:50 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K Jha
It was a moment he won’t forget easily. When on Tuesday Anupam Kher reached Bhor on the outskirts of Mumbai to resume the shooting of Walt Disney production Zokkomon, 100 children along with the entire cast and crew of the film, waited to greet Anupam with a full-fledged band-baaja.
Anupam was zapped. “Before I had left Bhor I told the unit of Zokkomon I was going to Mumbai to attend the premiere of Saaransh to celebrate 25 years in cinema. I also taunted the unit, “You should receive me with a full musical band, no less, when I return. Little did I expect them to take my words seriously. When I got back on Tuesday they had actually arranged a huge band from Pune to greet me. The minute I came to the location the band started playing.”
Anupam was moved beyond words. That’s not all. What followed made him burst into tears. “All the kids in the film made me put on a party cap, cut a cake and sang congratulatory songs. You’ve no idea how much I wept today.”
Says the actor, “When I see such love showered on me I wonder if I’ve really done anything to deserve this.”