Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher who is releasing his autobiography 'Lessons life taught me, unknowingly' today has got yet another reason to celebrate as Modi government scrapped the much-debated Article 370 of the Indian constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir barring people from the rest of the country to buy land in the state. During the parliamentary session on Monday, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed the abrogation of Article 370 from the state.
Shortly after the resolution was tabled in Rajya Sabha, Anupam Kher took to Twitter and hailed the government's decision. The actor who roots back to Kashmir said that the news coming on the day of the release of his autobiography is the best gift 'life story of a Kashmiri boy' can get.
Here's his Tweet:
I HAVE WOKEN UP IN NY TO THE BEST NEWS OF MY LIFE ABOUT KASHMIR. AND ON THE DAY MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY #LessonsLifeTaughtMeUnknowingly RELEASES! WHAT BETTER GIFT LIFE STORY OF A KASHMIRI BOY COULD GET. THANK YOU GOD, #GovtOfIndia, PM @narendramodi, @AmitShah. CONGRATULATIONS INDIA.🇮🇳🇮🇳— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 5, 2019
Anupam Kher has been an active voice talking about the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. On several occasions, he has highlighted the turmoils Kashmiri Pandits had to go through during their long exile from their homeland. In fact, ahead of the parliamentary session, he had put up a post on Twitter saying, "Kashmir Solution has begun."
Kashmir Solution has begun.🇮🇳— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 4, 2019
In an announcement with massive repercussions for Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Shah has announced in Rajya Sabha that the government has decided to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to J&K. The government has also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.
Meanwhile, Anupam Kher's autobiography has been widely lauded by his industry mates including Rishi Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, and others. The excerpt of the book reads: "A fascinating life story peppered with incredible life lessons that are bound to resonate with every aspiring artiste and, most of all, the common man."
The cover of the repertoire which was unveiled months back featured a close up of the veteran actor. Dressed in black, he can be seen putting his both hands on his cheeks in a funny way. As revealed by the actor in the post, his book chronicles his life since he was 10-years-old.