The biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was into talks since long. In 2018, Paresh Rawal confirmed that the film would go on floors soon. We were content with the fact that the very talented Paresh Rawal would play the character of PM Narendra Modi and were convinced with the fact that he is best suited for it. However, the recent updates about the film came as a big shocker as it was not Paresh but Vivek Oberoi in the first poster of the film.
On Monday, the first look of PM Modi’s biopic was launched at a grand event in Mumbai. The poster was unveiled by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Launched the official poster of film #PMNarendraModi in 23 languages with @sureshoberoi ji, @vivekoberoi , @OmungKumar , Sandeep Singh in Mumbai.
This film is based on Hon @narendramodi ji’s life as the Prime Minister of India. pic.twitter.com/1A2YS5Ze68
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) January 7, 2019
Later, Vivek also shared the poster on his Twitter handle. Though it is one of the most awaited films, people seem quite upset with the casting of Vivek Oberoi. The twitter is flooded with jokes and hilarious memes. Here’s how the people are reacting:
— Anam Srivastava (@iAnammm) January 7, 2019
When elections are near either make a biopic of opposition leader to defame his image #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister
Or make a biopic of ur own leader to exalt his political image #imagecorrection #ModiBiopic
— Bilal hanief (@bilal_hanief) January 5, 2019
— Chulbul Pandey (@UngliKhor) January 6, 2019
— Jasdeep Singh (@jasdeep386) January 6, 2019
— B. Rohith Kumar (@rohithkumar_) January 7, 2019
People also expressed that Paresh was best suited for the role. Some even suggested Kulbhushan Kharbanda for the role.
— Amol Khiladi (@Khiladi_desi) January 7, 2019
However, despite all these trolls and memes, there were also people who showed their excitement towards the film and were happy to see Vivek playing the big role.
— Ria (@RiaRevealed) January 7, 2019
— Vishal Pal (@TheVishalPal) January 7, 2019
#Bollywood comes with another mega blockbuster project. #NarendraModi The Movie and the shoot for the film will start soon. @vivekoberoi Sir playing the character of #Modi ji will be the biggest challenge for u, I will pray that u along with @OmungKumar Sir do justice to NAME. pic.twitter.com/lHwOUsNsWU
— 🇮🇳╰☆☆ Abhishek Singh ☆☆╮🇮🇳 (@ABHISHE17958757) January 7, 2019
Paresh Rawal was recently contacted to comment on the same. 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.”
Paresh still thinks that nobody can pull off the role the way he could have done. He said, “What I can do with that film, nobody else can. Let anybody do what they want to, we are also coming out soon.”
The film has been into the talks since last three years. And now finally, the film will go on floors this month. The film will be directed by Omung Kumar who has earlier directed biopics Mary Kom and Sarabjit which were loved by the fans. We will now have to see if this time too Omung can deliver an equally amazing biopic.
What are your views about the film? Do you think Vivek can do justice to the role? Let us know in the comment section.