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If Anupam wished he were Robert De Niro, he wouldn’t be happy

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Anupam Kher talks about his incredible meeting with Robert De Niro but admitted that if he wished he were Robert De Niro, he wouldn't be happy.

Speaking at a forum, the actor and social activist said: "Best thing is being yourself and yoga's contribution is to be yourself and find happiness.

“For those in public performances, life can be hard if they left their happiness in the hands of others, seeking acceptance from the audiences,” he said, “but if they looked within themselves for acceptance, they would find happiness.”

On Sunday, which was Father's Day, Kher had lunch with his actor idol De Niro before coming to the UN to inaugurate the light show of 'asanas'.

Kher tweeted about their get-together: "When God Of Acting Robert De Niro invites you for lunch on Fathers Day to his house, you can't eat, because your heart is in your mouth."

They had both acted together in the 2012 movie, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’.

Recalling his attempts to break into movies, Kher joked that in those days an actor's hairstyle mattered the most in Bollywood, putting him at a disadvantage.

His first encounter with the movie world was as a yoga teacher to big Bollywood figures and he had hoped that when he had them in a state of complete relaxation after a yoga workout, he would make a successful pitch, he said.

He tried it on Yash Chopra. When he had the legendary director-producer floating in a relaxed state in the 'shavasana' pose, he gently told him that besides being a yoga teacher, he was also an actor, Kher said.

But Chopra told him not to come from the next day onwards, he recalled.

Anupam Kher adopts Kashmiri famiy

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Celebrities have always associated themselves for noble causes.

Well the latest to join the group is none other than actor Anupam Kher who has reportedly adopted an impoverished Kashmiri pandit family.

The family, who live in the remote village of Zadroo, Pulwama in South Kashmir, were one of the few Pandits who chose to stay on in the Valley after the others fled following the start of militancy in 1989.

As for the family headed by Ashok Kumar Raina, who works as a daily labourer, it comprises of five people including three daughters.

On his part, Kher, who has been pretty vocal about his support for the Kashmiri pandits, has promised to assist the family financially as well as to take care of the marriage expenses of the eldest daughter in the family.