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Actor Anupam Kher conferred with honorary doctorate by Hindu University of America

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has been conferred with an honorary doctorate in Hindu studies by the Hindu University of America. The Florida-based university conferred upon Kher the Degree of Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Hindu Studies at a special event on Saturday.

While in the US, Kher also travelled to several cities with his new show ‘Zindagi Ka Safar’, in which he has lively interactions with the audience.

Sharing on twitter Anupam kher wrote, “Getting a honorary doctorate in #PhilosophyOfHinduStudies from the prestigious #HinduUniversityOfAmerica will always be one of the major highlights of my life. Can’t thank enough the board of trustees of #HUA for this honour. Jai Bharat! #DoctorKher #Humbled
@StudyAtHUA”

Taking to media, The actor said he had a “feel good” and “therapeutic experience” with the show, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic forced people to stay at home and curtailed face-to-face interactions

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Kher, who also shot for his film “Shiv Shastri Balboa” in the country, met several Indians and discovered that after the disruption caused by the pandemic, people have this great need to communicate.

He said he felt that it’s important to have social interactions “to celebrate life all over again, to spread the message of hope because according to me, hope is the heart of life.”

Kher said he had not planned how the show ‘Zindagi Ka Safar’ would pan out. “The whole idea of the show was basically to reach out to people and tell them it is fine, everything will be fine. It was therapeutic for me and it was therapeutic (for the audience).

Recalling his father’s teachings, the actor said “failure is an event, never a person”.

Post his return to India, Kher will start shooting for his next film “Oonchai” with filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya.

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