The team has been working on this biopic for three years and it was speculated the veteran actor Paresh Rawal was going to play the lead in this biopic.
Mumbai: Joining the league of onscreen biographies, one on Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be hitting the screen soon. Directed by Omung Kumar of Mary Kom fame, work on the biopic has been ongoing for three years.
Titled PM Narendra Modi, it was rumoured that veteran actor Paresh Rawal would play the titular role. However, trade analyst Taran Adarsh cleared the air via his tweet announcing that actor Vivek Oberoi will be playing the role now.
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.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 4, 2019
The first look poster of the flick will be launched in 23 languages by Maharashtra's chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on January 7. Oberoi was last seen in Great Grand Masti in 2016 and has been playing judge on television show India's Best Dramebaaz since.
PM Narendra Modi joins the slew of biographic movies set to hit cinemas such as Thackeray about late Shiv Sena head Balasaheb Thackeray and The Accidental Prime Minister, a controversial memoir about Dr Manmohan Singh.
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Last Updated Jan 4, 2019, 4:44 PM IST