The actor plays Dr Vijay Kapoor in the medical drama.
Anupam Kher’s American show New Amsterdam premieres on television
Mumbai - 26 Sep 2018 14:46 IST
Anupam Kher's new American medical series, New Amsterdam, had its premiere on television last night and the actor took to social media to ask for good luck from his friends, fans, and followers. Along with the rest of the cast of the new show, Kher was also live-tweeting the first episode which aired on NBC at 10pm.
My series @NBCNewAmsterdam premieres tonight. Need your wishes very badly. So here is my #WishMeGoodLuckChallenge for everybody who is my friend, fan or follower on @Twitter. Actors may not represent India officially but I am a #ProudIndianActor representing my country. Jai Ho.ð pic.twitter.com/U6PP1Ol40H— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 25, 2018
His Indian followers, and members of Hindi film industry, showed up in force to wish him luck.
All the love and luck in the world!!!!!! ðððð«ð«ð« https://t.co/xtQDtQWFRd— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) September 25, 2018
Break a leg anupam uncle.. tons and tons of love https://t.co/J9CC7I413v— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) September 25, 2018
My best wishes are always with you, my good man.— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) September 25, 2018
Can’t wait to watch it!
Khersaab wishing u all the best .. Dam Dama Dam ..AmsterDam. Cheers !!!!! https://t.co/0tMOGGjTAD— satish kaushik (@satishkaushik2) September 25, 2018
Love and luck AK!!!!â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ https://t.co/MCtjBw0z88— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 26, 2018
Kher gathered with a few of his cast members, Tyler Labine, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, at the Italian restaurant Scarpetta in New York to watch the first episode. He shared that they were "excited and happy" but that he was "a little nervous too".
Team @NBCNewAmsterdam is all set to watch Ep1 at #Scarpetta, NYC. We are excited and happy. I personally am a little nervous too. Enjoy. ð @davidschulner @YShireenWhyNot @jockosims @FreemaOfficial @jayrmonty @TyLabine @zonker35 #FromShimlaToAmerica pic.twitter.com/2Y9AEgAInG— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 26, 2018
New Amsterdam's showrunner David Schulner shared that Kher was the first actor to sign on the project. Kher responded by saying, "I loved the script and there was no way I was not going to be part of it. Thank you".
Kher plays Dr Vijay Kapoor, the head of neurology at New York City's New Amsterdam, the oldest public hospital, where Ryan Eggold's Dr Max Goodwin comes as the latest medical director out to shake things up. New Amsterdam airs Tuesdays at 10pm on NBC.