Olympic medal-winning boxer Mary Kom recently unveiled the poster of Anupam Kher’s upcoming movie, Shiv Shastri Balboa. Photos from the launch of the poster show both Anupam Kher and Mary Kom posing for the camera wearing boxing gloves. The film’s poster shows Anupam as an old man who seems to have a tiger’s spirit behind his glasses. He is seen wearing boxing gloves and the picture shows a dog saying “Really!!!” The text on the poster read: ‘Shiv Shastri Balboa’. Read also: Shiv Shastri Balboa Poster: Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta Are Looking For A Ride In USA With Cute Travel Partner
Anupam shared the photos on Twitter and wrote, “Dearest MaryKom! Thank you for being incredibly kind and releasing the poster of our movie Shiv Shastri Balboa. You are a national icon and your life’s journey is immensely inspiring. I am personally humbled and honored to receive the chance to wear boxing gloves when standing next to you! Aap Bharat ki shaan ho (you are the pride of India).”
He also tagged Neena Gupta, Nargis Fakhri, Jugal Hansraj and Sharib Hashmi who are also starring in the film. The film is directed by Indian-American filmmaker Ajayan Venugopalan. It is said to be an English-language film.
Last year, Anupam had shared the first poster of the film which featured him, the dog and Neena Gupta. They were stranded in the middle of a village abroad with cows grazing in the background.
On Saturday, Anupam also shared a video of his flight as he landed in Bhubaneswar! He is currently working on several films including Vivek Agnihotri’s The Vaccine War, Anurag Basu’s Metro In Dino, Kangana Ranaut’s Emergency and G Ashok’s Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay. He has already finished recording The Signature, IB71, Kaagaz 2 and Nautanki.
Anupam is currently enjoying the success of his last year’s releases, The Kashmir Files and Telugu film Karthikeya 2. He has also appeared in Sooraj Barjatya’s Uunchai and Tamil film Connect. As The Kashmir Files was recently featured on the Oscars memory list, Anupam told ANI: “A man from a small town who came to Mumbai 40 years ago with only €At 37 he was shortlisted for Oscars, so this is a message to all the small town people who dream of doing something and can achieve anything if they work hard.”