Mumbai: Anupam Kher who will play former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's The Accidental Prime Minister, took to Twitter to introduce co-actor Ram Avatar Bhardawaj.
Bhardawaj essays the role of Manmohan's predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the film. Going by the image, it is apparent that the makers have focussed on getting actors on board who resemble real-life personalities.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 21 June 2018
The film also has German actress Suzanne Bernert (playing the role of former Indian National Congress chief Sonia Gandhi), Divya Seth Shah (as Mrs Gursharan Kaur, wife of former PM Manmohan Singh) and Akshay Khanna as Sanjaya Baru (former media advisor to Manmohan Singh).
The shooting of political drama based on Baru's namesake book began in the English capital in April this year.
Talking about the opportunity to work in the film, Anupam said in a statement: "The opportunity of portraying a contemporary personality like Dr Manmohan Singh in 'The Accidental Prime Minister' is an immense challenge for me as an actor. He is part of a 24/7 media era where the world knows his persona minutely.
"I have been internalising this character for the past few months. I look forward to translating that effort into cinematic reality."
Based on Sanjaya Baru's namesake book, the film is being directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte. For the unversed, Baru is a former media advisor to Manmohan Singh. His character will be played by Akshaye Khanna.
The film has Hansal Mehta on board as the creative producer.
Slated to release on December 21, 'The Accidental Prime Minister' has been written by Mayank Tewari and produced by Bohra Bros.
(With IANS inputs)