Not Amrish Puri, But Anupam Kher Was The Original Choice For Mogambo In Mr India

Anupam Kher reveals that he was the first choice for the iconic villainous role of Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur’s directorial debut, Mr India

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Not Amrish Puri, But Anupam Kher Was The Original Choice For Mogambo In Mr India
Anupam Kher says he was the first choice for the iconic villainous role of Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur’s directorial debut, the 1987 film Mr India. On the 87th birth anniversary of the late actor Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher said to Hindustan Times, “Amrish Puriji was a really good friend of mine. It feels really sad to talk about your friends who are no more in this world. He was a remarkable actor.”

On Saturday, Google celebrated the life legacy of Amrish Puri. They portrayed the iconic roles he played of Mogambo in Mr India and Chaudhary Baldev Singh in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.


Anupam Kher who was promoting his film One Day: Justice Delivered on Saturday in the interview to the daily said, “In Mr. India, Mogambo's role was offered to me before him but after one or two months, makers of that film replaced me with Amrish Puriji." Later the actor added, "When you are dropped from a film then generally an actor feels bad, but when I watched ‘Mr. India' and saw Amrishji's work as Mogambo then, I thought that makers of the film took the right decision by casting Amrishji in their film.”


Anupam Kher was recently seen in the 2019 release The Accidental Prime Minister where he played the role of Ex-Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. The talented will be seen next in the Ashok Nanda film One Day: Justice Delivered co-starring Esha Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Anusmriti Sarkar in lead roles. The film is set release on July 5, 2019.


Image Source: Instagram/anupampkher, Myspace

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