When Anupam Kher met Ruskin Bond

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Caption: Rakesh Bond

Dateline Mussoorie: Two grandmasters of their trade met and exchanged notes in Landour, Mussoorie last evening. Actor Anupam Kher who is in town for a film shoot, had his ‘fan’ moment when he met up with legendary author Ruskin Bond at Ivy Cottage, the writer’s home in the hills.

‘Fan’ Moment

Anupam Kher took time off to go and see Bond and present the author with his latest book, ‘Your Best Day Today.’ In the short video clip one can see how an elated Anupam calls it ‘a pleasure and an absolute honour’ to having met Bond. “Such an honour to be with Ruskin Bond and present my book ‘Your Best Day Today’ to him and as you can see, it is certainly the best day for me,” quips Anupam Kher. Shared on social media, the clip went viral.

This is not the first time that the two met. Anupam Kher, in the past too, made it a point to meet the author whenever he finds himself in Mussoorie, be it work or be it for pleasure.

Ruskin Bond also presented his autobiography, ‘Lone Fox Dancing’ to the actor and thanked him for dropping by. “Anupam, its wonderful seeing you after two-three years and look forward to seeing you more often in the future,” said Ruskin Bond.

In a brief informal meeting that lasted for ten minutes the duo spoke about their mutual love and admiration for the hill-station that Anupam Kher called ‘heaven’ and Bond wished Anupam ‘all the very best’ for the coming year and hoped that the present pandemic would be a thing of the past, soon.