Bollywood actor Anupam Kher was honoured with the Asian Award here for his performances in movies like Silver Linings Playbook, Bride & Prejudice, and Bend it Like Beckham. The award ceremony took place Tuesday and the actor, who was not present, thanked the organisers through a video message.
In a statement released Wednesday, Kher says, "I am truly humbled and honoured for being awarded the Asian Award for my work as an actor. As an actor, all we do and want to do is make people laugh, cry, and persuade many other emotions by our craft. Our achievement at the end of the day is when the audience really does understand what we are doing."
The Asian Awards is the only event in Britain's calendar that celebrates achievements of individuals originating from the Asian continent, including those residing in Britain, India, China, Japan, and Singapore.