Anupam Kher bumps into tabla maestro Zakir Hussain in NYC: ‘It feels nice to meet Indians in New York’ | Bollywood

Anupam Kher revealed that he met Zakir Hussain in New York not too long ago. Sharing a video of their run-in, the actor known as him an inspiration. 

PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2021 08:30 PM IST

Anupam Kher not too long ago ran into tabla maestro Zakir Hussain in New York. The actor has been in the United States for some time now. 

Taking to Instagram, Anupam shared a video of his encounter with the music legend and wrote, “Encounters in NY. I was delighted to meet the maestro, the pride of our country Ustad #ZakirHussain Saab in NY. I am his admirer for a long long time. Such a humble man. It is pure magic when he plays Tabla. Jai Ho to him!!” 

In the video, Anupam was all reward for Zakir and known as him an inspiration. “Acha laga New York jaise sheher mein Hindustaniyo ko mil kar, (Zakir) saab ko mil kar. Badi prerna hai ye (It’s nice to meet Indians in New York, to meet Zakir saab. He’s an inspiration),” Anupam mentioned. 

Zakir, in return, instructed Anupam that he’s a giant fan of him. “Aapse humesha milke acha lagta hai (It always feels nice to meet you),” he mentioned. Zakir revealed that the final time they met was in Chicago, at a buddy’s dwelling. “Also, over there, in the morning, you were playing and I was in the audience because I got to know that you were performing there. So happy to see you,” Anupam added. 



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Anupam has been sharing common updates from his keep in the US. A number of weeks in the past, he visited Priyanka Chopra’s restaurant, Sona, in New York. He shared footage with the workers on Instagram and praised her. “Dearest @priyankachopra !! It was really a pleasure to have dinner at your wonderful restaurant @sonanewyork. Everything was great. Food, ambience, fantastic staff headed by chef @harinayak. You have given us Indians one more reason to be proud of you. Keep it up. You are the bestest. Jai Ho!” he mentioned. Priyanka commented, “Awww thank you Anupam sir! go glad u liked!”

Anupam had additionally not too long ago reunited along with his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Robert De Niro. 


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