Role of a Lifetime: Vivek Oberoi on Narendra Modi Biopic
Days before the release of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ – based on Manmohan Singh’s tenure as former prime minister – news of an upcoming biopic on incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi surfaced. Vivek Oberoi is set to essay the role of Narendra Modi.
The yet untitled film will be directed by Omung Kumar, whose credits include Mary Kom and Sarabjit, and produced by Suresh Oberoi and Sandip Ssingh.
Speaking at the launch of the film’s poster, Vivek Oberoi said,
I am extremely fortunate. Today, I am feeling like I felt 16 years ago, during Company days. I am feeling the same kind of excitement and hunger because this is a role of a lifetime for any actor. I truly believe at the end of the journey, I pray I become better actor and a better human being. Narendra Bhai is one of the tallest leaders in the world and to bring his personal qualities on screen is an incredible challenge and I want all your blessings that we can complete this incredible journey.Vivek Oberoi, Actor
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to social media to unveil the first look of the film.
The first look poster was launched in 23 languages by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
The poster features Vivek Anand Oberoi in dressed as Modi in a yellow kurta with a tagline that reads: Deshbhakti hi meri shakti hai (My strength lies in my patriotism).
Fadnavis said it is great that a film on this scale is being made on Modi "under whose leadership India is not only touching new heights but the hopes and expectations of every citizen of India are being fulfilled." He added,
I believe the film will be inspirational. We always say Modi’s life has been inspirational. He is like a raj-yogi and this film will get that in front of the audience. Vivek, we are very excited. We wish the film releases tomorrow but we know it is going to be a very difficult process and you will have to take it seriously. I have faith and predict that people will be inspired by this film.Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra
The first shooting schedule of the film will begin in mid-January. Reportedly, the team has worked on the script for two years. The biopic is going to be shot in Gujarat, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
(With inputs from PTI)