Vivek Oberoi Will Play Narendra Modi In PM’s Biopic; First Look Poster To Be Launched On 7 January4th January 2019
Bollywood seems to be quite too excited about the election season 2019. While biopics are increasingly becoming a hot favourite among the filmmakers, the biopics on politicians seem to be topping their priority list this year. A film on former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, The Accidental Prime Minister is slated for release on 11 January, 2019. Apart from that, there also are biopics on Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.T Rama Rao.
Well, right after that, get ready to watch the one on the current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. A big update related to this biopic has been revealed today, that is, Vivek Oberoi will be playing Narendra Modi in his biopic.
The film will be directed by Omung Kumar who already had two hit biopics in his kitty- Sarbjit and the National Film Award winner Mary Kom. Sandip Ssingh will be the producer and this would be the second project together for this director-producer duo after Sarbjit.
The official announcement regarding this project was made by trade analyst Taran Adarsh through a tweet on Friday. Here is what he mentioned in his tweet, “IT’S OFFICIAL… Vivekanand Oberoi [Vivek Oberoi] to star in Narendra Modi biopic, titled #PMNarendraModi… Directed by Omung Kumar… Produced by Sandip Ssingh… First look poster will be launched on 7 Jan 2019… Filming starts mid-Jan 2019.”
As per various reports, the film will be released in 23 different languages and the poster of the movie will be launched on 2 January 2019 by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. A source associated with the project was quoted by a web portal as saying, “Sandip Ssingh (producer) and Vivek came up with the idea of roping in the CM for the unveiling. When the makers approached him, he readily agreed. The event is scheduled to take place at the Garware Club House in South Mumbai. Apart from Vivek’s look, makers are also expected to announce the release date of the film.”
Giving further details about the film, the source added, “The team acquired the necessary permissions to go forth with the film only a few weeks ago. Vivek has been working on his distinct looks, and will be part of extensive workshops. A big chunk of the film will be shot in Gujarat, apart from other states.”
According to the reports, the film will showcase the PM Narendra Modi journey from being a tea vendor to becoming one of the most popular political leaders globally. The biopic on PM Narendra Modi is believed to be released before the 2019 elections.