Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher has been finalised to play the role of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in an upcoming film based on the book written by Singh’s former Media Adviser, Sanjay Baru.
While the book, “The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh,” was released just before the 2014 general election, the movie is set to release just before the 2019 general election.
Saying that the film’s first look will be unveiled on Wednesday, producer Sunil Bohra added that the movie would be a “political drama grander than Richard Attenborough’s Academy award-winning Gandhi.”
“The research on the movie is already over. Auditioning (for the remaining cast) is in its final lap. The movie will hit the screens next year,” Bohra told reporters.
Confirming his involvement in the project, Kher said he found the role challenging. “Acting the role of anyone in contemporary history is extremely challenging, as comparisons are bound to be instant and inevitable. I look forward to the experience of portraying PM Manmohan Singh,” he said.