So it is confirmed now! Vivek Oberoi (who has rechristened himself as Vivekanand) is all set to play Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in a film based on his life. Omung Kumar, known for making Mary Kom, Sarabjit and Bhoomi, is directing the biopic. It has been revealed that the shooting of the film will start from mid-January with the first look of the actor as Modi being revealed on January 7. The release date of the film has not been confirmed yet, but with the general assembly elections coming up in April, expect the movie to land anywhere around this time. Vivek Oberoi is Playing PM Narendra Modi in his Biopic! It's Confirmed!
Which makes PM Narendra Modi such an unusual movie, setting a precedent never heard before in Indian cinema. For the first time, we are having a biopic made on a serving Prime Minister, made with his blessings. With the timing of the film's development, the accusations from the opposition parties that the movie will be used to bring sympathy wave for the PM don't ring hollow. PM Narendra Modi Biopic, The Accidental Prime Minister – 5 Movies Accused of Being Political Propaganda That You Can Expect in 2019.
Meanwhile, Twitterati is already having a field day making jokes on the fact that Bollywood is really making a biopic and they have cast Vivek'anand' Oberoi in the lead role.
But Vivek has already done a movie titled Bank Chor. https://t.co/MGajk9g5kx
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) January 4, 2019
Vivek Oberoi is all set to play Narendra Modi in his upcoming film. And still haters will say that Modiji is not providing jobs to unemployed.
— Supariman™ (@SupariMan_) January 4, 2019
vivek oberoi once compared his performance in krrish 3 to heath ledger’s joker. you know who else makes tall claims? pic.twitter.com/1jXeLF0fnO
— joke peralta (@floydimus) January 4, 2019
Most of the second half will be shot at outdoor locations. https://t.co/ndEg9CQOwb
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 4, 2019
Okay I finally get why Vivek (Anand?) Oberoi is the perfect choice to play Modi pic.twitter.com/khV8T2bSZv
— Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) January 4, 2019
Vivek Oberoi playing Narendra Modi is one of the rare instances when a lesser actor has to play a more talented one on screen. pic.twitter.com/jhw4l1B8BL
— Sahil Chopra (@csahilin) January 4, 2019
— Sreeju Sudhakaran (@sree_thru_me) January 4, 2019
— KoMal SharMa (@bEiNgKomaL5) January 4, 2019
Reporter: So how are you preparing for Modi ji's role?
Vivek Oberoi: Armani ka suit pehan kar "Main bhut gareeb hoon" bolne ki practice kar rha hun.
— Jet Lee(Vasooli Bhai) (@Vishj05) January 4, 2019
Vivek Oberoi to play Narendra Modi in his biopic.
Meanwhile , Several history sheeters are being auditioned for Shah's role.
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) January 4, 2019
Trollers gonna troll, but there is no doubt that whenever the movie is going to come out, it is going to have an epic opening at the box office. But whether Modiji's biopic will help his party in the upcoming elections, is something we have to wait and watch.