Getting a taste of Indian star power

When he appears in Hollywood films such as the Oscar-winning Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Bollywood mega-star Anupam Kher (above, starring as the head chef Oberoi in Hotel Mumbai) often becomes a cultural ambassador of sorts, introducing co-stars such as Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper to his favourite Indian restaurants.

And he sometimes offers them a glimpse of the sheer star power of Bollywood actors too.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2019, with the headline 'Getting a taste of Indian star power'. Print Edition | Subscribe