27 December 2018
Mumbai: The trailer of veteran actor Anupam Kher's "The Accidental Prime Minister" that is based on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has left audience spell-bound as Anupam Kher has mimicked Singh almost to perfection.
The film chronicles the life of politician-economist Manmohan who served as India’s PM from 2004-2014. In the film, Akshaye Khanna plays Sanjaya Baru who was the media advisor of Manmohan Singh. The film delves deep into the internal politics of the Congress party and how Manmohan Singh found himself in the middle of it.
After finishing the shoot of the film, Kher had said, "It is a wrap for one of my most cherished films 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Thank you...for the most enriching times. Thank you Dr Manmohan SinghJi for your journey."
Anupam says it has been "a great learning experience." "One thing is sure 'history will not misjudge you'," he added.
He also shared a photograph with actress Suzanne Bernert, who is essaying the role of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in the film.
The film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor to Manmohan Singh. Akshaye Khanna features as Baru, and Divya Seth Shah plays Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur in the movie.
It is directed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, along with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer.
Scripted by Mayank Tewari and produced by Bohra Bros, the film is slated to release on January 11.