So, it is happening after all. Just when India is gearing itself up for the general elections this year, we are getting a biopic based on the current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Vivek Anand Oberoi is playing the main lead of Modiji in the biopic, that is titled PM Narendra Modi and is directed by Omung Kumar of Mary Kom and Sarabjit fame. This is the first time ever in Indian cinema that we are having a film made on a Prime Minister that too, when the said person is in power. Vivek Oberoi is Playing PM Narendra Modi in his Biopic! It's Confirmed!
On January 7, the makers of PM Narendra Modi have released the first look posters of the film that reveals Vivek Oberoi's look in the film. Looking at these posters, we have to say one thing - Vivek Oberoi is unrecognisable in that white hair and beard. However, that doesn't mean that getup and those khadi clothes make him look anything like Modiji. At least, Anupam Kher's look in The Accidental Prime Minister felt very close to what former PM Dr Manmohan Singh looked. Vivek Oberoi's PM Narendra Modi Biopic: 10 Funniest Reactions on Twitter For The 'Movie of The Year'.
The posters, released in 23 languages, were unveiled by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. With the tricolour waving behind 'Modiji', we know what tone to expect in the film.
Vivek Anand Oberoi [Vivek Oberoi] to star in Narendra Modi biopic, titled #PMNarendraModi... The first look poster was launched in 23 languages by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis... Directed by Omung Kumar... Produced by Suresh Oberoi and Sandip Ssingh. pic.twitter.com/K0HdjhFVtj
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 7, 2019
In case you are wondering what prompted the casting of Vivek Oberoi as the PM, even though he doesn't look anything like him, the biopic is produced by his father, Suresh Oberoi. The shoot for the film will begin this month, while the release date has not been confirmed yet.