Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has launched actor Anupam Kher’s autobiography Lessons Life Taught Me, Unknowingly in New York. Kher revealed that he was thrilled to have his friend Rishi Kapoor release his autobiography as “he is not just a fine actor, but also a symbol of courage and hope in his fight, and recovery from disease,” Anupam said about the actor, who is undergoing medical treatment in the city.

Kapoor has been in NYC for more than 11 months for cancer treatment. The actor recently revealed that he is soon going to return to his homeland after completing the last session of chemotherapy. The Karz-star also mentioned that he’s missing his work a lot and wants to get on the sets as soon as he can.

Kher, who has been in the US for a few weeks now, also met Kapoor at his residence there. Actor Neetu Kapoor posted a picture of all of them on social media.

Kher also felt extremely gratified to have his friends from the American show New Amsterdam participate in the event. “That my book got launched in this consulate in New York, through the good offices of (Consulate General of India, New York) Sandeep Chakravorty, is something I could have never dreamt about,” said Anupam. “For a smalltown boy from Shimla to making a mark in the Indian film industry and then to come here and be accepted in the City of Dreams only proves the maxim of my life,” he added.

In his career spanning over three decades, Anupam has featured in more than 500 films in several languages. The Saaransh actor is also a motivational speaker.

(With inputs from IANS)