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A few days back, Anupam Kher revealed that will portray renowned poet, philosopher, and essayist, Rabindranath Tagore in his next project. Taking to Instagram, Anupam shared the exciting news with his fans and followers, accompanied by a glimpse of his first look as the revered poet. This film marks Anupam Kher’s 538th venture in his illustrious career in the Bollywood industry.
However, the idea of Kher playing the role of the poet laureate has not gone down well with some. Paatal Lok actress Swastika Mukherjee expressed her views on the same. Without taking any names, Swastika tweeted,
“No one should play Robi Thakur. Leave the man alone.” Many Bengalis agreed with her, while a few shared their different take on the matter. One of them commented, “Tagore was a brilliant Thinker and an exceptional poet. He has a huge contribution in shaping modern Bengalis. His story must be told.” One commenter wrote, “No one should play Rabi Thakur for a purpose.”
“Bengal knows him well, but the rest of India does not. His narrative deserves to be told, and cinema is an excellent tool for doing so. But it all depends on which stage of his life is being portrayed. If it’s only the last days in Shantiniketan, that’s not much of a story,” shared another netizen.
“If we are able to portray him with dignity, a film can be made, because I also have seen that the respect he receives in Bengal, no one cares about that throughout India. As a result, we must proceed with caution,” wrote another.
Earlier on, Anupam Kher’s look as Rabindranath Tagore went viral all-over social media. Sharing the project, he wrote “Delighted to portray Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in my 538th project. Will reveal the details in due course. It is my good fortune that I have got the privilege of embodying Gurudev on screen! Soon, I will share more information about this film with you.” Anupam was dressed in a costume reminiscent of Rabindranath Tagore in the first look photo. He posed like the Bengali poet, with white hair and a lengthy beard.