Social Media is abuzz with the news of actor Anupam Kher portraying the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his upcoming film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. The film is based on Sanjaya Baru’s 2014 controversial book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh’. Sanjaya Baru was Manmohan Singh’s media advisor. The poster of the movie was released on Wednesday morning. Kher took to Twitter after the release of the poster and tweeted, ”To reinvent yourself as an actor is to challenge yourself. Looking forward to portraying #DrManmohanSingh in #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister”.
The makers of the movie claim that the movie will be a bigger political drama than Richard Attenborough’s Oscar-winning film Gandhi. The Anupam Kher starrer is set tor release after two years just before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It is yet to be decided who will portray Sonia Gandhi in the film, according to the Indian Express.
The actor has been receiving congratulatory messages after the release of the poster on micro-blogging site Twitter. Actor Anil Kapoor in a tweet said that only Anupam Kher could do justice to the role. Kapoor went out to say that the movie will be a riveting watch.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) June 7, 2017
In his reaction, Ashok Pandit tweeted. ”Honoured to be part of the team; embarking to tell a story about the most controversial chapter of modern Indian politics.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) June 7, 2017
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) June 7, 2017
— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) June 7, 2017
Choice of actor fits tone of the book being adapted. https://t.co/y6RNmR3HDe
— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) June 7, 2017
— Chicken Biryanii (@ChickenBiryanii) June 7, 2017
An Indian Express report whether the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will give the film appropriate certification. In the past, films and documentaries on contemporary politics in India have not received certification from the CBFC. Kamal Swaroop’s 2015 film, Dance of Democracy was not given a certificate by the film certification body, according to the Indian Express.