Anupam Kher will be portraying the role of a doctor in American NBC TV series in which his name is Dr. Anil Kapoor. Series is titled Belleveu and is based upon Eric Manheimer’s memoir ‘Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Belleveu hospital’. Eric was a former medical director in New York’s Belleveu hospital and the series is account of real incidents and patients that he saw and experienced which is why he serves as the producer of the series and it is suppose to be the next big thing on TV.
Anupam Kher took to twitter and announced the news of him playing an old doctor called Anil Kapoor upon which Anil jokingly replied that he needs the royalty for using his name or else he will sue him with a legal notice. Anupam has been a part of several international projects before latest of which is 2017’s break out Indie film The Big Sick in which he played the role of Kumail’s father who is disapproving of his decision to marry a white girl considering the fact that their family is Muslim from Pakistan.
Anupam has also played an important role of a psychiatrist in Bradley Cooper’s cult drama Silver Linings Playbook for which he garnered a lot of acclaim. Belleveu is one of the most important projects that Anupam has ever been a part of and he has a substantial role of a doctor who has been in the profession for a long time and he thinks that hospital should change it’s rules and regulations instead of asking him to work according to them as he simply refuses to. Anil himself has been a part of many international projects first of which is 2009 oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire in which eh played the main antagonist and later he played the role of a billionaire in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) February 12, 2018