Veteran Bollywood star Anupam Kher is playing the character of psychiatrist named Dr Patel in the Hollywood film The Silver Linings Playbook directed by David O. Russell. The film tells the story of a former teacher who, after spending four years in a mental institution, moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
The Silver Linings Playbook is a screen adaptation of Mathew Quick’s debut novel Pat Peoples and stars Hollywood A-listers like Robert de Niro, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Stiles,Jacki Weaver and Chris Tucker. The movie is produced by Bruce Cohen and Donna Gigliotti and it is released worldwide by The Weinstein Company on November 21.
Earlier, Anupam Kapoor appeared in Tom Cruise film Mission Impossible 4 and Irrfan Khan in The Amazing Spider Man. Aishwarya too acted in Bride And Prejudice, Mistress Of Spices, Provoked, The Last Legion and Pink Panther 2. Though the Indian stars appear in small roles in Hollywood films, there appears to be a growing tendency for international directors to cast Indian actors in their films.