'Maine Gandhi Ko...' likely to bag special movie award ...

By Subhash K. Jha, Indo-Asian News Service

imageMumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Though it's not official yet, Jahnu Baruah's highly acclaimed "Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara" with Anupam Kher in a pivotal role has reportedly won the special jury National Award.

Anupam, who has also produced the film, is delighted.

"I haven't had official intimation on the matter. But I've heard that my film has won the special award, which is very prestigious. It's a delightful honour. I'm glad the film continues to make an impact a year after release."

"Maine Gandhi..." is the story of a retired professor who suffers from frequent bouts of forgetfulness which gets worse and eventually he starts blaming himself for Mahatma Gandhi's 1948 assassination.

Anupam is now looking forward to the release of "Khosla Ka Ghosla" next month.

"It's a small but very significant film. And I hope it finds the audience it deserves."

Anupam is happy for his wife Kirron, who is part of another new hit.

"Yes! She is in 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna'. And it is a success. I'm aware they call her the lucky mascot. They used to call me that. Chalo, it's her now."

About this week's release "Aap Ki Khatir", Anupam says: "Dharmesh Darshan will surprise you in 'Aap Ki Khatir'. It takes him into a totally unexpected style."