Titled PM Narendra Modi, Oberoi’s film will go on floors later this month. The film has reportedly been in the works for three years.
The film poster was unveiled by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at South Mumbai’s Garware Club House. The film is being produced by Oberoi’s father Suresh Oberoi and Sandip Ssingh.
Back in June 2018, Paresh Rawal had confirmed that his impending biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi would go on floors soon. While the project was announced in 2017, so far nothing has been revealed about its progress. In an exclusive chat with media, Rawal had said, “We are just locking the script and hopefully it will finish soon, and we will begin to shoot it in September or October (2018).”
So, the announcement of Vivek Oberoi’s project on PM Modi came as a huge surprise for many. On Monday, the first look of PM Modi’s biopic which is being directed by Omung Kumar and stars Oberoi in the lead role was launched at a grand event in Mumbai.
When contacted Rawal for his comment, he said, “I still maintain that nobody can play Modi other than me. I can do complete justice to the role. However, it’s a free country and even Vivek can play that role. I wish him luck.”
“What I can do with that film, nobody else can. Let anybody do what they want to, we are also coming out soon,” he added.
With the makers yet to announce PM Narendra Modi’s release date, it will be interesting to see if they will be able to shape public opinion and release it in time with the general elections this year.