Anupam Kher shares poster of The Accidental Prime Minster, Twitterati ask ‘will it be a silent film’?

People have also been guessing who could play Sonia Gandhi in the film.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 7, 2017 5:41 pm
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Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher shared the poster of his upcoming film and Indian Twitterati can’t stop talking about it. The upcoming project called ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ has intrigued fans and Netizens for his uncanny resemblance with former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. Going by the first look of the film, Kher looks remarkably similar to Singh sporting a turban and glasses. However, one particular question dominated the entire buzz on social media — will it be a silent film?

Twitterati seemed quite convinced that this might be a path-breaking film, not because of the political subject, but because it might bring back the “silent era”. Ever since Kher shared the poster on Twitter, people went berserk and trolled the former PM and recounted the series of scams under the two UPA rule. Singh who is hailed for his knowledge and policies that changed Indian economy was severely criticised for being silent on all the controversial issues during his tenure.

Many people were found it quite weird that Kher was chosen to play Singh, who is a vocal supporter of the BJP. There is a lot of apprehension about who would play other crucial roles in the film, especially that of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Here’s what Tweeple had to say.

The film which is an adaptation of the book by Sanjay Baru who was Singh’s media advisor from 2004 to 2008. In his memoir, Baru argues that as Prime Minister, Singh was not entirely in charge and that Congress President Sonia Gandhi was the real power.

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    ksp
    Jun 17, 2017 at 11:18 am
    We choose what we are destined for. Anupam Kher is a living proof that he choose to role play an accidental PM. To match and role play his knowledge and path breaking decisions would be a different matter though. On his part the ex-PM did what he thought the best way to deliver in the given constraints, constraints of coalition politics and an actively dysfunctional opposition. The film would do justice if it dramatizes both sides of the coin and then draw rare reviews.
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    Balasubramanya
    Jun 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm
    W world knows it, and Sanjay Baru's book confirmed it that MMS was a proxy PM of Sonia hi. The Fun is he enjo his role fully.
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