`Saaransh` made me a better person: Anupam Kher

PTI| Last Updated: May 25, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, whose critically acclaimed film `Saaransh` turned 30 today, said the movie changed his thinking and in turn made him a better person.

The 1984 family drama was India`s official entry at the Oscars in 1985 in Best Foreign Language Film category. "`Saaransh` was released on 25th May, 1984. It has completed 30 years in this fabulous film industry. What a journey!," Kher, 59, tweeted.

"`Saaransh` changed my life... My thinking forever. It made me a better person. It not a film but a philosophy for me," he added. The film also starred Rohini Hattangadi, Madan Jain, Nilu Phule, Suhas Bhalekar and Soni Razdan in pivotal roles.

After `Saaransh`, Kher went on to make it big as an actor by his performances in films like `Ram Lakhan`, `ChaalBaaz`,`Beta`, `1942: A Love Story`, `Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara` and `Special 26` among others.

The actor also tried his luck in Hollywood and starred in `Silver Linings Playbook` with Robert De Niro.