By Satish Sundaresan, Bollywood Hungama News Network
He is a man who can be aptly called the 'Living Legend' of Bollywood. The world knows him by the name of Anupam Kher, one of those who have been largely responsible for giving Bollywood its global identity.
After a few shows that he did in the past, Anupam Kher will soon be seen on television again. This time round, it's an informative and educational TV show for Doordarshan called as 'Angrezi OK Please'. Talking exclusively to Bollywood Hungama, Anupam Kher said, "It's a show that is being made by the NGO called 'Pratham'. They wanted me to anchor this show that dealt with teaching the underprivileged children and their families on how to use English on a day-to-day basis. I have shot 13 episodes for the same. It's really a very interesting concept. The show has all kinds of people as participants, ranging from driver's children, carpenters, Udipi restaurant workers etc... It's a show for those who feel that 'I wish I could speak English, but...'
Talking about the concept of the show, Anupam says, "It's wonderful to see the children's parents (who did not know English) and their children who had partial knowledge of the language, talk the language. Overall, it's a game show where phonetics is involved. It's a very well-researched show. It had three teams split up as 'Mega Stars', 'Super Stars' and 'Rock Stars' and each team is represented by two children and two guardians of the same family. While the youngest child gets to play the game, he can also consult his/ her family for the answers." When asked about the date when the show will go on air, Anupam says, "I have no idea about the exact date, but, it should happen soon." The news is that, Kher, apparently, did not charge even a single rupee for the show.
When asked the difference between his previous show based on kids called Say Na Something... and his current one 'Angrezi OK Please', Anupam said, "While the cuteness of the children came across in 'Say Na Something...', 'Angrezi OK Please' will make children learn and also give them a sense of achievement."
Lastly, when we asked him about his future plans of his play 'Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai', he said that, "On that same level, I would be happily celebrating 400 episodes."