Pilot season is upon us! And as we venture into the spring, we are starting to get more and more news about new pilots being ordered by networks. This also includes casting news also coming to us during this time of year. And in an exclusive to Deadline, they are reporting that actor Anupam Kher has been cast in the upcoming ABC pilot ‘The Son In Law.’

Kher has been nominated for best actor in a supporting role for his role in The Boy with the Topknot. He has also starred in such films as Bend It Like Beckham, Silver Linings Playbook, Sense8, A Family Man, The Indian Detective, and Hotel Mumbai. 

Deadline also provided a little more detail on the role the actor has been cast in:

“… plays Om Mehta, the conductor of the New York Philharmonic who lives with his wife Khushi (Simhan) in an 18,000-square-foot Fifth Avenue penthouse and hobnobs with an A-list circle of friends and celebrities. Despite that, Om, who was raised in relatively modest circumstances, is completely unaffected by the trappings of wealth. He is well aware of Khushi’s controlling nature but loves her deeply and indulges her, knowing that it’s pointless to contradict her when she’s on a “mission.” And currently, her mission is to get their daughter Asha away from her boyfriend Jake, whom she thinks is beneath her. That’s a shame because Om likes Jake and has a lot in common with him. So when Jake asks his permission to marry Asha, Om immediately grants it.”

The cast also includes Reema Sampat, Chris Sullivan, and Meera Simhan.  The series is being produced by 20th Television and is being executive produced by Ajay Sahgal, Jake Kasdan, and Melvin Mar.

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