Boy-bonding was at a premium during and after the New York premiere of David Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook which boasts of our own Anupam Kher in its cast of stalwarts, and those include the formidable Robert de Niro. Not only has Anupam formed a durable bonding with De Niro and is quietly making a documentary on De Niro; Anupam seems to have also dug out a deep-seated camaraderie with the film’s lead, the hot-and-happening Bradley Cooper.
We have it from a very reliable source in New York, that the exhilarating premiere of Silver Linings Playbook was attended by the who’s who of New York sports and entertainment industry.
Anupam walked the red carpet with Bradley Cooper, Robert de Niro and Chris Tucker and at the prestigious Rockford Theatre in NY for the premiere on Saturday night. A first for any Indian actor.
On much prodding Anupam finally reveals, “For me, the triumph of doing Silver Linings Playbook lies in the fact that I am part of a mainstream big-studio project without looking like they did me a favour by signing me. My role is being noticed by all the international critics many of whom, I confess, had never heard about me. They are all googling me now.”
So well has Silver Linings Playbook been received at New York that its American release has now been pre-poned by a week.
Confirms Anupam, “That’s right. The film is now opening on November 16 instead of November 23. The response is way beyond anything we expected. This is my first truly Hollywood film. And I’m naturally very excited.”
In the meanwhile, the Indian release of Silver Linings Playbook has been now locked in. The film will open in India on December 7. Robert de Niro and Bradley Cooper are expected to join Anupam in Mumbai for the release.