By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: If there is one friendship in the Hindi film industry that has withstood the test of time it is the one between Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor. They did have their phase of a cold war when the two had differences of opinion over Anil’s decision to produce Gandhi My Father at a time when Anupam was planning a film on the Mahatma.
All these differences are now a thing of the past. Today Anupam and Anil are back at being the Jai and Veeru jodi of Bollywood.
A shining illustration of their closeness was seen on Sunday when Anil Kapoor flew down from Dubai to be in Chandigarh to campaign for Anupam’s wife Kirron Kher’s Lok Sabha aspirations.
The indefatigable actor is stationed in Dubai all of this month shooting for Anees Bazmi’s Welcome Back. On Sunday when the crew took a day off Anil decided to take the opportunity to be with Kirron in Chandigarh.Anil flew in to Delhi and then drove to Chandigarh. He campaigned the entire day with Kirron and then flew back to Dubai late in the night.
Overwhelmed with emotions Anupam said, “Anil didn’t have to do this. But he had a day off from shooting in Dubai. So he travelled all the way from Dubai to Chandigarh to support Kirron.I wonder where Anil gets such energy to be in many different places at the same time. Not many of my friends from Mumbai would do what Anil has done. I am too overwhelmed to say anything more.”