Anupam Kher’s ‘The Headhunter’s Calling’ to premiere at TIFF

Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher’s film “The Headhunter’s Calling”, which features Scottish actor Gerard Butler in a key role, will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

The film festival will take place from September 8 to 18.

Kher, honoured with Padma Bhushan, shared the news on his Twitter handle and even posted a video.

“My film ‘The Headhunter’s Calling’ with Gerard Butler is premiering at Toronto Int Film Festival,” Anupam wrote.

In the accompanying video, the actor says: “I came to the city of Mumbai on June 3, 1981, with Rs 37 in my pocket, which is half a dollar and I can say that I have done fairly well.”

“I want to share a great news with you that my film ‘The Headhunter’s Calling’ which also stars Gerard Butler and William Dafoe, has been selected at International film festival at Toronto.”

By citing the example of how a “Rs 37 guy from Mumbai will be attending a film festival”, he wanted to convey: “If that can happen, then anything can happen. Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai. Jai Ho.”

The 61-year-old, who essays an Indian-American pediatric oncologist in the film, attended the TIFF in 2012 for the premiere of his Hollywood film “Silver Linings Playbook”, which also starred American actors Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

“The Headhunter’s Calling” is directed by Mark Williams and written by Bill Dubuque.