After winning praise globally for his acting skills, now another Anupam Kher endeavour has won international acclaim. The star’s acting school, ACTOR PREPARES, has been chosen as the most unique acting school by the French language Canadian television network TV5 Quebec Canada, which has a partnership with the Paris based TV5 Monde, the second largest network in the world reaching over 207 million households across over 200 countries. The network has greenlighted a documentary series on the most unique schools in the world titled Schools Like No Others and it chose ACTOR PREPARES for acting.
Among the schools in the list are a Kung Fu school in China, bullfighting school in Spain, an etiquette school in Switzerland, a perfumery school in France, a horse racing school in Britain, a school for autistic children in the US and schools for high-potential children in France, among others. A team from the production company Eureka Productions, which is making the documentary, is currently in the city and was present at a press meet at ACTOR PREPARES.
“Assisting the preparation of the emerging Bollywood talents is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the entire team is very excited about it! We feel really privileged to come to Anupam Kher’s ACTOR PREPARES to learn more about this fascinating and unique culture and to spread it through Canada and hopefully many other countries,” said Yvonne Defour the director of the series at Eureka Productions.
Anupam Kher said, “As a trained actor, I always knew we were the best, but now we have global affirmation. This recognition is a result of the hard work we have put in during the past 8 years. We have designed a world-class practical-oriented syllabus which is able to deliver on our belief that acting can be taught, learnt and perfected. Our approach is not just to teach acting as a skill, we impart a holistic approach to acting as a way of life, and that is how we bring out the actor in you.”
ACTOR PREPARES is India’s most sought after acting school and the only acting school anywhere to be initiated and run by a box-office star. It was set up eight years ago by Kher, who spent considerable time scouring the best acting schools in the world, studying their curricula. After intensive research and experimentation, Kher distilled the best of their programmes and dovetailed them to form ACTOR PREPARES.
Several international filmmakers have visited Actor Prepares Mumbai and have been impressed by the ambience, facilities and the quality of its students. Among them was the trend-setting British director Danny Boyle, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and Shekhar Kapur.