Paresh Rawal was all set to play the role of the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, in his biopic, however, due to some unknown reasons, he has quit the film. The makers have now found another actor to fill-in Rawal’s shoes and its none other than Vivek Oberoi. Now is this a smart casting decision? We’ll come to know about that once the film is out.
Talking about Oberoi coming on board for the film, a source said, “From running a tea stall to working in the staff canteen of Gujarat Road Transport Corporation, taking a plunge into politics, becoming Gujarat’s chief minister and then the prime minister, the film tells the story of his rags to riches. It goes on floors around mid-January 2019 and is planned to be shot extensively in Gujarat.”
It added, “The preparation had started two months back, the look test and all have already been done. Vivek has also been undergoing extensive research in order to get into the skin of the character. He is observing Modi’s ideologies and all the nuances so he could pull off the character accurately. The film is apparently being mounted on a high budget. The makers plan to make the film a mix of fact and fiction and present it as a commercial biopic.”
It concluded by saying, “They are planning to shoot it in a start-to-finish schedule and release before 2019 Lok Sabha election.” The biopic will be directed by Omung Kumar, who has already directed two biopics before- Mary Kom and Sarbjit.
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