Anupam Kher to play Manmohan Singh in biopic to be released before 2019 elections

Confirming his involvement in the project, Anupam Kher said he found the role challenging. "Acting the role of anyone in contemporary history is extremely challenging, as comparisons are bound to be instant and inevitable....," he told ET.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 6, 2017 12:00 pm
Confirming his involvement in the project, Anupam Kher said he found the role challenging. “Acting the role of anyone in contemporary history is extremely challenging, as comparisons are bound to be instant and inevitable….,” he told ET.

Actor Anupam Kher has been finalised to play the role of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in an upcoming film based on the book written by Singh’s former media adviser, Sanjay Baru. While the book, The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, was released just before the 2014 general election, the movie is set to release just before the 2019 general election.

Saying that the film’s first look will be unveiled on Wednesday, producer Sunil Bohra added that the movie would be a “political drama grander than Richard Attenborough’s Academy award-winning Gandhi.”

“The research on the movie is already over. Auditioning (for the remaining cast) is in its final lap. The movie will hit the screens next year,” Bohra told Economic Times.

Confirming his involvment in the project, Kher said he found the role challenging. “Acting the role of anyone in contemporary history is extremely challenging, as comparisons are bound to be instant and inevitable. But as I have always revelled in challenges, right from my first film Saaransh, I look forward to the experience of portraying PM Manmohan Singh,” he told ET.

The screenplay of the film has been written by Hansal Mehta, who directed the national award winning Shahid.

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    madhusudan Bangalore
    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    INDIAN POLITICIANS MUST WORK SINCERELY AND HONESTLY FOR PEOPLE OF COUNTRY. THE LOOTED MONEY SHOULD BE DEPOSITED WITH GOVT FOR FASTER DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTRY. IN THE MEANTIME MODI GOVT MUST ENSURE ZERO TOLERANCE OF CORRUPTION ALL OVER COUNTRY BY ENFORCING NEW ANTI-CORRUPTION LAW PROVISIONING FOR STRINGENT PUNISHMENT OF 20 YEARS AND SEIZURE OF ALL ETS. THIS COUNTRY CANNOT MARCH AHEAD WITHOUT CURB OF CORRUPTION WHICH IS MAIN REASON FOR POVERTY AND BACKWARDNESS ALL OVER COUNTRY.
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      desi
      Jun 6, 2017 at 5:24 pm
      A bjp bandar/monkey is highly objectionable pick to depict a great man of Manmohan Singh stature.
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        Boman Pardiwala
        Jun 6, 2017 at 6:14 pm
        Great man with no morals to correct Congress misdoings. Ahmed amassed 906 cr defence money. Gujarat top cops sentenced to rigorous imprisonment. Ishrat Jahan declared innocent by Gulam nahi azad. Modi tortured by CBI Ahmedabad. Manmohan never said anything for Muslim focused politics.
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        Abdul
        Jun 6, 2017 at 2:53 pm
        It would have been better if the makers find another actor to play as Manmohan Singh. Anupam Kher is the licking buddy of RSS
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          Sujatha Selvam
          Jun 6, 2017 at 2:46 pm
          Anupam Kher should not accept this role for his own benefit. By accepting this rule, you are maligning an excellent Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
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            PARKASH CHANDRA
            Jun 6, 2017 at 2:30 pm
            kindly delete my comment & oblige. Wrong Path. Regards
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              PARKASH CHANDRA
              Jun 6, 2017 at 2:29 pm
              FOR MR ANUPAM KHER. PLEASE DO NOT GO IN FOR BIOPIC FOR ANY PERSON PRESENT OR PAST. DR MANMOHAN SINGH IS A NON POLITICAL PERSON, GENTLEMAN, LIVED WITH CONGRESS IN PAINFUL CIR STANCES FOR CONGRESS PARTY'S UNITY. HOWEVER CONGRESS FLOPPED DUE TO INADEQUATE KNOWLEDGE OF RAHUL AND HIS HON'BLE MOTHER NOT BEING KEPT ADVISED TRUTHFULLY BY VESTED INTERESTS. WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
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                Covfefe
                Jun 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm
                This टकलू हैवान is very funny. In "kya super kool hain hum" he is abusing himself and his mother and father.
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                  POP
                  Jun 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm
                  N.A.Y.A..K. movie was the best....Amit saha removing his kurta and showing un.der.w.e.@.r in the N.D.T.V building and destroying N.D.T.V. computers, glasses, statues, cameras etc... and also showing chappal with gobar attached in front of live tv interview to modi
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