Anupam Kher: 'Baby' perfectly timed for Republic Day, Obama visit

Anupam Kher's forthcoming movie on terrorism, 'Baby', is releasing Friday, just days before the country celebrates Republic Day and ahead of US President Barack Obama's India visit. The veteran actor says the movie's release couldn't have been better timed.

Also read: 'Baby' - Movie review

A still from 'Babay'
A still from 'Baby'

"'Baby' is releasing at a perfect time as it's Republic Day and US President Barack Obama is visiting India to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi-ji to talk about (things including) terrorism. 'Baby' is also awakening people about the same issue, and talks about how we can all deal with this big issue together," Anupam told IANS here.

Directed by Neeraj Pandey of 'A Wednesday' and 'Special 26' fame, the movie stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role of an undercover agent.

Anupam, who has worked in all of Pandey's films so far, says the experience of collaborating with him is "always very special".

"He comes up with the most amazing themes and his own stamp of brilliance. So whether it was 'A Wednesday' and 'Special 26', both the characters (I played) were very different.

"Similarly, my role as Om Prakash Shukla in 'Baby' is very meaty and an exciting role of an undercover agent. He is the technical support to the field members of the unit named Baby. The film is about patriotism, it's about terrorism and how to deal with it affects our lives.

"'Baby' is about the unknown faces of so many undercover agents, who play a very important role in unification of the country," added the 59-year-old.

Talking about his co-star Akshay, he said: "'Baby' is Akshay's life's best performance. I don't think anybody could have played the lead better than him. He is improving with every film. It's an international level performance by him."

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