"I couldn't meet her for days"- Sikander Kher open about his mother Kiron Kher's health challenges

written by Kirti Pathak | December 16, 2021

In the Aarya series, Sikander Kher made his amazing performance felt in the role of Daulat. After the success of these series, he will be now seen in Dev Patels’ directorial debut The Monkey Man.

Sikander Kher’s career has been moving smoothly but all this while he has been also struggling with his mother Kirron Kher’s health. Actor-politician Kirron Kher is battling cancer and has been off the limelight for a long time.

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Sikander recently gave an interview in which he spoke about the health of his mother who is currently battling cancer.

The actor has been sharing a few pictures and videos of Kirron Kher with timely updates about her health to the fans. Aaryan actor said, “She got diagnosed when I was away. I was in Indonesia for The Monkey Man when we got to know about cancer. It was tough for all of us at home. It is something that is not very happy, but she has always been a fighter, and she is a strong woman. She has single-handedly brought up this giant animal, me. She has managed this till now, her cancer is a small thing that she’ll take care of in no time. A lot of people sent her love, and that gave us hope and positivity. When I was at home, and her treatment was on, I saw her fight. She responded well and is doing well, that’s all we know. We never know what happens tomorrow, so it is best to go with the flow. The plan is to keep it simple and as normal as possible.”

He continues talking about her mother’s health saying, “It was particularly difficult during the lockdown due to Covid-19. I wasn’t going close to her. She would be on a different floor and I would be on a different floor. When I would return home after completing my schedule, I would quarantine myself and then meet her after days, when I wanted to see her every day. But that is behind us and mom is doing well.”

Sikandar faced many emotional challenges in regard to his mother as he was unable to meet her during the times of covid.

Talking about Junior Kher’s work, he received a good amount of appreciation for his role in Aarya and now for season 2 of the same show. Apart from Sikander also featured in the Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi.

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The actor also has the film ‘The Monkey Man’ in his kitty which is the directorial debut of Dev Patel’s.

The American action thriller marks the first international project of Sikandar Kher, which has been written by Paul Angunawela, John Collee and Dev Patel jointly.

About how he bagged The Monkey Man, Sikandar shares, “This film was a life-changing experience for me. I am grateful and blessed for this opportunity. I had auditioned for Monkey Man quite a while ago, it was thanks to Seher (Seher Latif, late casting director). Dev didn’t get back for a while and I thought the project was not happening. Then, one fine day, Dev called me to ask if I had dates as he had liked my audition for Monkey Man and that he still wants me to do this role.”

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Sikandar Kher had to put on a lot of weight for the film Monkey Man as it was the biggest opportunity for him. Talking about the film and the transformation he said, “Monkey Man is the biggest opportunity I have got. It is a big step to reach out to a completely new audience. I wanted to give it my all. My part in the film requires a bulky figure and I have worked very hard to alter my structure to suit the role. An actor is only as good as his films. Life’s given me this huge opportunity, and I am working very hard to stay true to my character. My reel life characters have been very personal for me. I try to look like them, think like them, and act like them. It won’t be wrong to say I like to get under the skin of every role that comes my way. Obviously, the change is a gradual process.”

Apart from Monkey Man, he will be also seen in Vasan Bala’s Monica and O My Darling with Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi, and Radhika Apte in the main lead.

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