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Theatre helps to hone talent: Kher

Posted on Nov 25, 09:42PM | UNI

Famous Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has attributed his long career in the film industry to theatre saying it helps an artiste to hone one's talent.

"There is no scope for 'retake' in theatre. Hence, it is difficult to work in a theatre than film and an artiste who comes from theatre can do better in film. I give credit to my 30-year-long association with theatre for showcasing my talent in film," Kher, who was conferred on 'Mahakavi Kalidas Samman' here yesterday, told reporters during "Meet the Press" programme today.

Expressing concern over lack of theatre personalities and writers nowadays, Kher lamented that young generation is attracted to television and films. "Theatre is still surviving in big towns but its future is not bright in small towns," he opined.

When asked about the changes in contemporary films, Kher said "Changes should be brought about in society, instead of films, which are nothing but a reflection of our society itself." To a query about corruption, Kher -- who attended the movement against corruption and supported social activist Anna Hazare, yog guru Ramdev and others -- said that corruption is a social menace and it should be eradicated completely.