Anupam Kher nominated for a BAFTA for The Boy with the Topknot

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Anupam Kher bagged a BAFTA nomination for his work in a BBC TV movie. Anupam is nominated for his performance in the adaptation of Satnam Sanghera’s memoir The Boy with the Topknot.

Based on British journalist Sathnam Sanghera’s best-selling memoir of the same name, Kher plays the protagonist’s father Jagjit who suffers from schizophrenia.

Actress Deepti Naval plays Sathnam’s mother Surjit. Sacha Dhawan plays Sathnam.

IMAGE: The actors nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category: Adrian Dunbar, Anupam Kher, Brian F O’Byrne and Jimmi Simpson.Photograph: BAFTA/Twitter

His fellow nominees in the Best Supporting Actor category are Adrian Dunbar for Line of Duty, Brían F. O’Byrne for Little Boy Blue and Jimmi Simpson for USS Callister (Black Mirror).

Anupam thanked BAFTA for the nomination, and said that he was “honoured and humbled.” Anupam tweeted, “Thank you Bafta for the nomination. I feel honoured and humbled.”

Soon after BAFTA’s announcement, wishes poured in for the veteran actor on Twitter. Anil Kapoor took to Twitter and congratulated Anupam Kher. He wrote, “Congratulations !sir Anupam Kherji .. your friend from Juhu India is very proud of you ..”. In reply to his tweet, Anupam wrote, “Mere Pyare Juhu ke dost. Thank you so much. Love.”

Dev Patel was the first Indian origin actor to win a BAFTA in 2017 for his performance in Lion.

The British Academy Television Awards will be held on April 12.

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