Vivek Oberoi disappointed at lack of support from Bollywood for ‘PM Narendra Modi’

Jeetesh Luhar



After facing several hurdles and being deep in a lot of controversies, Vivek Oberoi’s ‘PM Modi’ biopic in which he essays the role of the current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, hits the theatres today. The film released exactly the next day the nation decided to give the PM a huge mandate to rule for the next five years. In a recent interview, Oberoi opened up of various aspects related to the film, reports Times of India.

Talking about the film, he said it was a lifetime opportunity for him to play the role of the incumbent Prime Minister in a biopic, reports Times of India. The star said he has done 46 films in six languages, but this character is among the few that leave an impact. On quizzed about his alignment to the ruling party, Oberoi said that people ask him if he has become a “Modi bhakt,” but he says he is a “desh bhakt.”

Oberoi was further questioned about the release date of the film being changed multiple times, to which, the actor blamed the opposition parties. Oberoi said he could understand a “mahaghatbandhan against Modiji,” but he didn’t anticipate that political leaders would gang up against his film. He added the film is not a propaganda film but there was a lot of propaganda against the film.

Oberoi further added that he was disappointed that nobody from Bollywood came forward to support the film. He doesn’t holds any grudge but to him this was yet another disappointment with the lack of unity in the fraternity. He reiterated that whether or not the political leaning are the same, as a fraternity, everyone must unite.

On being asked whether the film was his comeback movie, the star said that he doesn’t take any of such comments seriously anymore and felt he was very much present in the industry since the past 17 years he spent.

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