Anupam Kher gets nominated for a BAFTA for ‘The Boy With The Topknot’
Indian actor Anupam Kher has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Supporting Actor Category for his performance in a BBC TV movie ‘The Boy With The Topknot’. The movie is based on the critically acclaimed memoirs of the British Sikh journalist Sathnam Sanghera. It is a re-telling of his family history, of growing up in Wolverhampton, and of him discovering that his father and older sister were schizophrenic.
Watch the trailer of ‘The Boy With The Topknot’ here.
The Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan actor has won six Filmfare awards in his homefront. However, he was exalted to international fame with his performance in Bend It Like Beckham, ER, Silver Linings Playbook and The Big Sick. He has also appeared in the American web television series Sense8 and in the Canadian series, The Indian Detective.
Kher took to Twitter to thank BAFTA. He tweeted that he felt “honoured and humbled” by the nomination. Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh, among others, also took to Twitter to congratulate him.
Kher shares his nomination with Brian F. O’Byrne (Little Boy Blue), Jimmi Simpson (Black Mirror) and Adrian Dunbar (Line Of Duty). The awards for the best television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2017 will be handed out in a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall on 13th of May. The Crown, Line Of Duty and Black Mirror are currently leading the nomination list.