Anupam Kher in 'New Amsterdam'

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Famous Indian actor Anupam Kher who is playing a doctor in a medical drama on NBC, says the show gave him an opportunity to reinvent himself and working on the American show is a different horizon for him as an actor.

It is a different for me as an actor. I have worked for 34 years in India and abroad and I wanted to challenge myself, reinvent myself. Then this opportunity came, Kher told the media in New York. 

Kher is playing the role of Dr Vijay Kapoor in the medical drama 'New Amsterdam' which is running on NBC. The show got selected for a full season and the channel recently announced it will will have 9 more episodes making it a series of total 22 episodes. 

Sharing his experience Kher said learning all the medical terms was a challenge and I love challenges. That is the only way you can reinvent and recreate your own work.  Kher said he had read the pilot for the show, he was very excited about it. 

He said, here is a series on the medical profession which talks about being compassionate, about the nobility of medical profession. The only religion that should be observed in hospitals by doctors and everyone else is that of humanity and this series underlines that angle. 

He also added that he is excited that show is being telecast in India. 

Anupam, Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is among the few actors from India who has made successful appearance in international films and television shows.

He played the role of a Punjabi father in Gurinder Chadha's 2003-hit "Bend It Like Beckham." He has also acted in several films such as "Silver Linings Playbook" which was nominated for the Oscar,  Ang Lee's Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion-winning "Lust" and the recent Sundance hit "The Big Sick".

He said that before him, several people such as Om Puri and Irrfan Khan have done amazing work in the international entertainment industry and now Priyanka Chopra has really brought Indian cinema to the global mainstream.

This is where the training one gets working as an actor, theatre person in India, helps, he added.

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