Veteran actor Anupam Kher met English author Jeffrey Archer at the the Emirates Literature Festival in Dubai and the autor appreciated his book.
"Archer had seen Silver Linings Playbook and instantly recognised Kher. They spoke about both Indian cinema and food," said a statement.
Archer liked the title of Anupam's book The Best Thing About You Is You. Archer signed it for him and asked him to keep in touch.
The five-day literature festival concluded on Saturday.
Directed by David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook also features Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
Anupam, 58, played Dr Patel in the film.
On home turf, the actor is looking forward to the release of Chashme Baddoor and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2.