Kher’s role dwarfed

MUMBAI: Fifteen years after Kamal Haasan in Appu Raja, Anupam Kher reprises the role of a dwarf in debutant director Shirish Kunder’s Jaan-e-Man.

At the time when Kamal played this unusual hero, there was a great deal of speculation about how he managed to look a quarter of his size on screen. The technique employed is still a mystery.

It was rumoured Kamal stood in a trench to look dwarfed. “Now we’re much more advanced,” says Anupam. “Appu Raja was so many years ago. The packaging, presentation and projection of the whole concept of a dwarf is very different today. I have already shot for Jaan-e-Man. Believe me it is going to be a path-breaking role.”