Anupam Kher nominated for BAFTAs

Indian actor Anupam Kher has received nomination for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards in 2018 for his work in a BBC project. Kher has been nominated for his performance in the adaptation of Satnam Sanghera’s memoir “The Boy with the Topknot,” a TV movie. He has been nominated for his extraordinary performance as a schizophrenic father Jagjit in the movie.

The actor, who has featured in about 500 films, is up against Adrian Dunbar (“Line of Duty”), Brian F. O’Byrne (“Little Boy Blue”) and Jimmi Simpson – USS Callister (“Black Mirror”) for the Best Supporting Actor trophy.

Anupam Kher tweeted on Wednesday, Apr. 4: “Thank you Bafta for the nomination. I feel honoured and humbled.” The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations for the annual Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards on Wednesday, read a statement on bafta.org. It will reward the best television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2017. The ceremony will be held at the Royal Festival Hall on May 13.

Often attributed as an actor par excellence, Anupam Kher has time and again been honoured for his contribution to cinema and art. The ‘A Wednesday’ actor, also the chairman of Film and Television Institute of India(FTII), Anupam will play a pivotal role in Vijay Ratnakar’s Bollywood drama titled ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’, which is scheduled to release in mid-August this year.

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