That the legendary actor Anupam Kher is someone who started his career at a young age in a rather unconventional way playing an old man in the award winning Saaransh, is now a thing of the past. In a career spanning for close to three decades, this man has risen from being a no one to being a ‘No. One’. Just a few days back, he was in the news for being conferred the prestigious Sri Lankan Presidential Award for his immense contribution to the Indian cinema.
The man is back again and how! This time round, he is on a mission… a mission to make the Gen-Next kids to know more and more about our country India, through his interactive quiz format show ‘Discover India With Anupam Kher’. Speaking exclusively to Bollywood Hungama, Anupam says, “It’s very important to mix entertainment with education, especially for the kids, who needs to know a lot about the richness of our country and my show ‘Discover India’ fulfils all of that and much more. It’s going to be very, very interactive thing on a lot of platforms like mobile, internet and television, which will be on a later date. We already had a trail run of this quiz in various schools and the response has been truly phenomenal. The entire quizzing sessions will get fully activated within a month from now. And the best part of the whole thing is that I will not have to be physically present to conduct the quiz. I have already recorded my questions on a DVD. My team will go to the schools and record the responses (answers) on the spot. The same can be played on internet, mobile and normal phones.”
When we asked him about the transition from being a host in ‘Say Na Something To Anupam Uncle’ to ‘Discover India with Anupam Kher’, he says, “Say Na… was an innocently cute show about children, their parents and the relationship with each other. Whereas, ‘Discover India’ will make children feel proud of our country and its richness.”
“The whole thing has been conceptualized on a different level altogether. It will give every kid millions of reasons to smile and feel proud to be an Indian. If one has to look at present scenario, the situation is that all of us know who the singer is or the music composer is of a particular song, but the same cannot be said about our country. We still have a long way to go to know more about our motherland. And this show will definitely help everyone to truly ‘Discover India’ and it’s rich and varied culture,” Kher signs off.