After sharing screen space with Robert De Niro in Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook, Anupam Kher is now making a short film in tribute to the Hollywood veteran. I Went Shopping For Robert De Niro, a 29 minute short film in honour of his Oscar-nominated co-star, is Kher's next directorial venture. He is also producing the film under his banner Actor Prepares Mumbai, named after his acting school.
"I have been wanting to direct a film for the past one year. When I came back from the USA after completing Silver Lining's Playbook, Yamini, the writer of the short film, narrated the concept to me and I thought it is a wonderful story and I wanted to tell it. I decided to direct and produce it," Kher told the PTI.
The cast and crew include fans of De Niro, who have worked passionately to pay their respects to the 69-year-old actor. I went Shopping for Robert De Niro is a story of two girls at the crossroads of their lives and what happens to them on that particular day when they go shopping for De Niro. Yamini Kshirsagar and Rimal Arora play the lead roles in the film.