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Posted at: Jun 20, 2017, 12:35 AM; last updated: Jun 20, 2017, 12:35 AM (IST)

Great honour to illuminate UN: Anupam

Great honour to illuminate UN: Anupam
Anupam Kher (R) and Syed Akbaruddin Indian Ambassador to UN pressing the button to light up UN building with Yoga posture ahead of International Yoga Day in United Nations on Sunday.PTI
Veteran actor Anupam Kher said he was proud to be the chosen for illuminating the United Nations headquarters, ahead of International Day of Yoga.

The 62-year-old actor took to Twitter to announce the news and expressed gratitude to India's ambassador to US, Syed Akbaruddin, for the privilege.

"Great honour to illuminate the #UnitedNation building, NY in preparation of #InternationalDayofYoga. Thank you @AkbaruddinIndia Sir. @UN," wrote Kher, alongside a 23- second-long video of the ceremony.

The M S Dhoni: The Untold Story actor, who is in the US for the premiere of his film The Big Sick, also shared a series of pictures from the event.

On the work front, Kher's next release is "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" and will be seen as former Indian PM Dr Manmohan Singh in the film "The Accidental Prime Minister" based on the 2014 book penned by Sanjaya Baru. —PTI

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