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Anupam Kher Shares Throwback Picture With Michael Jackson, Says He Broke Barricades to Hug Him

Anupam Kher Shares Throwback Picture With Michael Jackson, Says He Broke Barricades to Hug Him

Anupam Kher shared a rare throwback picture shaking hands with pop-star Michael Jackson. He then went on to tell how he broke rules to hug the star.

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  • Last Updated: June 30, 2020, 5:22 PM IST
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Actor Anupam Kher shared a throwback picture with "King of Pop" Michael Jackson during his 1996 visit to India. The New Amsterdam actor shared that he was enthralled in the presence of the pop-star and even broke a barricade to meet and hug him.

Sharing a lengthy caption about his fan moment, Kher wrote, "Story of this picture!! When Michael Jackson visited India in 1996 a group of selected people were invited to meet him exclusively at Oberoi hotel gardens. I was also the lucky one. Thanks to Bharat Bhai Shah. There was a small stage set up in the garden with a barricade for the special guests. MJ walked down from his suite and stood on the improvised stage with his bodyguards.








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"There was silence and sense of awe among the selected guests. I was looking at this magician who had enthralled and hypnotised the entire universe with his electrifying performances. He was just few feet away from me. I wanted to capture this moment. So I broke the barricade jumped on the stage and almost hugged MJ. The bodyguards rushed towards me and before they could pick me up bodily Bharat Bhai Shah in panic introduced me to Michael Jackson as the biggest actor in India. He immediately and politely bent down and shook a jubilant me’s hands. And my history was captured in this picture," he wrote.

The actor also said that people need to put effort in an overwhelming moment. He concluded, " Sometimes you have to make an effort to create Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai moments. Jai Ho!! Pic courtesy my friend @timmins.andre. #MichaelJackson #Overwhelming."


Michael Jackson passed away on 25 June 2009, at his California residence due to an accidental prescribed drug overdose.

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