Recent reports are circulating that actor Anupam Kher is all set to play the role of Manmohan Singh on the big screen in a cinematic adaptation of Sanjoy Baru’s book titled ‘The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh.’
A report in the Economic Times suggests that the movie is due to hit theatres in December 2018, right before the next general elections in 2019, reports DNA India. Baru’s book was also released right at the time of the 2014 parliamentary polls. The book is critical of Singh’s first tenure as the Prime Minister.
The report further informs that the first look of the film is to be unveiled on Wednesday with the remaining cast yet to be finalised. The screenplay of the film is reported to be written by Hansal Mehta and it is to be helmed by debutante director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.
In near enough confirming his role, Kher said, “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.”
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