Netflix & The Wachowskis’ SENSE8 casts Anupam Kher

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Known as one of the best veteran character actors in Bollywood, Anupam Kher has had a long relationship with Hollywood from appearances on NBC’s ‘ER’ as to movie like ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ and more recently, Silver Linings Playbook‘. Latest on Kher is his casting in the upcoming Netflix Series ‘Sense8’ created by the Wachowski Siblings, of ‘The Matrix Trilogy’ & ‘V For Vendetta’ fame.

The series is a globe trotting sci-fi show about 8 people and how they all become psychicaly connected after a tragic death, and are able to feel and communicate with each other, being linked emotionally and mentally, all the while being hunted by other people who want to study and dissect them to find out how they are able to do any of this.

J Michael Straczynski & Lana and Andy Wachowski

J Michael Straczynski & Lana and Andy Wachowski

One of the many global locations that the series is shooting in happens to be Mumbai, India, so it’s not a surprise that local Bollywood talent such as Kher would show up in the series. Glad to see that the series is keeping things authentic, instead of creating a fake Indian locales populated by British Indian actors, as the NBC series ‘Heroes’ did with disastrous results. Anupam Kher recently tweeted confirming that he is indeed shooting for the Wachoswkis’ series, as seen below. Although, given that his name isn’t anywhere in the regular series cast, it seems more likely that he is in a few episodes in a supporting actor capacity.

Despite divisive opinions and criticism of their work from ‘Cloud Atlas’ to their latest sic-fi epic ‘Jupiter Ascending’, the Wachowski siblings work are almost guaranteed to be thought provokingly innovative, if not revolutionary in terms of form and storytelling. With the massive international cast assembled for ‘Sense8’ the same caliber of work is expected from this as well.

Created, produced, directed and written by The Wachoswki Siblings and J. Michael Straczynski, ‘Sense8’ stars Naveen Andrews, Darryl Hannah and a huge ensemble cast. The series is set to debut in 2015, although no exact date has been given.

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Shah Shahid

Entertainment Writer | Film & TV Critic | Bollywood Blogger | Host of Split Screen Podcast | Proud Geek Girl Dad


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