Indian actor Anupam Kher, who features in the cast of Hollywood movie Silver Linings Playbook, is ecstatic after the romantic-comedy bagged eight nominations at the 85th Academy Awards. He says "this is the biggest moment of my life".
"As an Indian actor, I feel rewarded for my 30 years of contribution to cinema. I am glad to have worked with the fabulous cast and crew of Silver Linings Playbook," Anupam said in a statement.
"(Director) David O. Russell is undoubtedly a brilliant filmmaker and he has proved it again. A major part of me as an actor feels satiated today," added the 57-year-old veteran.
Anupam played Dr. Patel in the film, which features Hollywood giants Robert de Niro and Bradley Cooper in key roles.
The Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles Thursday morning.