Biopic on Ex PM will hit the screens soon!
Indian cinema has brought the new trend of biopics. No doubt, these biopics have made their own way in Bollywood. From Dangal to Sultan each and every film which was a true life story of a person and all of them turned out a blockbuster. Actor Anupam Kher who is daddy of Bollywood is no stranger to political dramas, and has received a Special Mention at the National Film Awards for his portrayal of Uttam Chaudhary in Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara. Now, he is all set to play former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in a film that captures his years in office.
Film based on the book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’!
Well, this film is based on the book ‘ The Accidental Prime Minister’, which is written by Sanjay Baru, who was the former Prime Minister’s media advisor. This book is known to be critical of Singh’s first term, and it was released around the time of the 2014 General Elections.
Sanjay Baru served as Manmohan Singh’s advisor from May 2004 to August 2008. In the book, he clearly says that Singh had been “defanged” by the Congress, and he claims that all key appointments and decisions were taken instead by Sonia Gandhi, the president of the party. Of course, we too expect to see a reality in the film.
The movie is scheduled to release in December 2018, months before the 2019 General Elections. The first look will be revealed on 7 June 2017. Sunil Bohra, the producer of this film, has said that the film’s scale as a political drama will be grander than that of Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, which starred Ben Kingsley.
Film directed by debutante Vijay Ratnakar
Film has given a first chance to lot of people. It is directed by debutante Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, the film’s screenplay has been written by Aligarh director Hansal Mehta. The film will focus on the inside workings of Manmohan Singh’s administration. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalized.
Anupam Kher on his role said, “Acting the role of anyone in contemporary history is extremely challenging, as comparisons are bound to be instant and inevitable. But as I have always revelled in challenges, right from my first film Saaransh, I look forward to the experience of portraying PM Manmohan Singh. “
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