The curious case of a ‘PET’ name
The first autograph
While shooting for ‘Ek Baar Kaho‘ in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Anil Kapoor performed at a school under the name of Achal Kapoor! When his friends learnt of this, they urged him that a name is insignificant and what really matters is the talent in a person. That was the first time Anil Kapoor signed his first autograph as himself!
While Anil Kapoor uses two different signatures for his autograph and bank cheques, he is so fond of his autograph and practices it so often that he ends up using it on his bank cheques as well!
Daddy Anupam Kher
Even though they are the same age, the role of father played by Anupam Kher in ‘Ram Lakhan’ was done so beautifully that for every movie after that Anil Kapoor insisted that Anupam Kher played his father or father-in-law!
Anil Kapoor is extremely close to both Satish Kaushik and Anupam Kher. He claims that when he meets Anupam Kher they gossip about Satish Kaushik and when he meets Satish Kaushik they gossip about Anupam Kher! The trio is extremely thick and swears by the song ‘Ye dosti hum nahi todenge’.
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