Sikander Kher says he stopped looking for work as he didn’t have to pay rent or search for food: ‘My father, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff still seek work, but I…’ | Bollywood News – DollarJob

Sikander Kher says he stopped looking for work as he didn’t have to pay rent or search for food: ‘My father, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff still seek work, but I…’ | Bollywood News

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Actor Sikander Kher, who has been working in the Hindi film industry for the past 16 years, and was recently seen in the third season of the Disney Plus Hotstar series Aarya, realises that he is “lucky” to have been born to famous parents, Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher. But, he also admits to taking his privilege for granted at one point in his life and not seeking work despite being jobless. As per him, “maybe” he got too “comfortable”.

In a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan, Sikander shared that before the advent of the OTT platforms, he didn’t have any work for a couple of years, but he didn’t make any effort to go out and ask for work. “I have spent a couple of years sitting at home. I was not going out actively and meeting people, maybe because of comfort. I didn’t have to pay rent, and didn’t have to fight to find food. I lived in Mumbai and in a nice little bubble,” the actor reflected.

Though he sees his father Anupam Kher, and his contemporaries Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff seek work, till now, the thought of asking people for work “never clicked”.

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“I have seen my father, Mr Anil Kapoor, Mr Jackie Shroff do it till now. Wherever they go, they talk about work, ‘Kuch hai toh batana, main kab kar raha hun tumhaare saath agli film (If you find something suitable for me, do tell me. When am I doing my next film with you?)’ They have not stopped till now. They have come from that place…” said Sikander while reasoning, “I did not go because I thought, ‘It is beneath me’, but it was because of comfort.”

Festive offer

However, his passion for acting eventually made him message people. “Then, something struck me, and I went crazy. I started messaging people I knew and didn’t know, at 10.30 in the morning. I didn’t message at 10, because I thought it would be early and didn’t message at 11, as they might think I wake up late.”

Sikander Kher made his acting debut with Sanjay Gupta’s 2008 film Woodstock Villa. He went on to star in films like Players, Aurangzeb, Romeo Akbar Walter, The Zoya Factor, among others. Of all the actors that he has worked with, Jackie Shroff is his inspiration.

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He shared, “Jaggu dada is my inspiration as a human being. I have worked with him, but I have known him since childhood. Today, when I see him on a set or with people, I realise that kindness is a beautiful thing.”

Sikander Kher is all set to make his Hollywood debut in Dev Patel’s Monkey Man.

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