Anupam Kher to play sexagenarian triathlete in his 537th film ‘Vijay 69’
National Award-winning actor Anupam Kher, who is known for his roles in films such as ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Tridev’, ‘Lamhe’, ‘Special 26’ and several others, will headline the upcoming streaming film ‘Vijay 69’. This will be Kher’s 537th film.
Anupam Kher (born 7 March 1955) is an Indian actor, director and producer who works in Hindi and subsequently few English, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu language films. He is considered one of the best actors of India. He has played variety of characters including numerous critically acclaimed leading or parallel roles. His accolades include two National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2004. Likewise the Padma Bhushan in 2016 for his contribution in the field of Indian cinema and arts.
The film will follow the life of a sexagenarian man, played by Anupam Kher, who decides to compete in a triathlon contest at the age of 69. It will be directed by Akshay Roy, who has previously helmed ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’.
Making the announcement, Kher tweeted: “It’s good to be 69 years young! Super excited to be starring in @yrfentertainment’s #Vijay69 in the lead: a quirky slice-of-life film for OTT about a man. Who decides to compete in a triathlon contest at the age of 69. Let’s put the show on the road! Jai Ho! My #537th.”
‘Vijay 69’ is being produced by YRF Entertainment and Maneesh Sharma. Who has directed ‘Band Baaja Baarat’. As well as produced ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and ‘Sui Dhaaga: Made In India’ in the past. He’s now also helming YRF Spy Universe’s next offering ‘Tiger 3’ starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.