Portraying Dhoni’s father was “very interesting”: Anupam Kher

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New Delhi: Award-winning actor Anupam Kher today stated that playing an ordinary man is the toughest role he has essayed so far in a career spanning more than three decades and also said that he enjoyed portraying Dhoni;s father.

Actor has featured in 500 film projects and is seen In his latest release, “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, Anupam is seen playing father of star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Paan Singh Dhoni in the movie.

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Talking to media Anupam today stated: “When you are playing an ordinary person, that is the most difficult thing for an actor because there you are not having any typicality as a character — you are just a middle-class man, who we can see in millions on the streets of India.”

The 61-year-old says portraying Dhoni’s father was “very interesting” for him because Paan Singh Dhoni is an “ordinary person”.

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“The first thing that I was asked to do was to lose weight as Dhoni’s father is little thinner than me. So I lost about 13-14 kg. I did that for a personal reason also as I wanted to lose weight. Then I met him (Paan Singh Dhoni) and felt like he is as simple and ordinary as my own father,” Anupam said.