New Delhi: It is the season of political films, even as the 2019 Lok Sabha elections are a couple of months away. With Hindi films based on both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh generating buzz among movie-goes, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah took a dig at PM Modi in his latest tweet, while comparing the movies “PM Narendra Modi” and the “Accidental Prime Minister”.
In a sarcastic tone, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said that “life is unfair”, stating that PM Modi had to “settle” for Vivek Oberoi to play his role in the movie based on him. Abdullah also mentioned Bollywood actor Salman Khan in his tongue-in-cheek tweet. While veteran actor Anupam Kher plays Dr Singh in “The Accidental Prime Minister”, VIvek Oberoi essays the role of PM Modi in “PM Narendra Modi.”
Abdullah’s tweet read, “Life is unfair Dr Manmohan Singh got someone of the calibre of Anupam Kher. Poor Modi ji has to settle for Vivek Oberoi. Salman Khan hota toh kya maza aata.” PM Narendra Modi’s biopic starring Vivek Oberoi ‘set to create history’: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
The first poster of “PM Narendra Modi” was unveiled by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis recently. In the poster, Oberoi, standing in the signature pose of PM Modi, shows an uncanny resemblance to the Prime Minister and almost appears unrecognisable. The film is being directed by Omang Kumar, who had previously helmed “Mary Kom” and “Sarabjit” biopics.
Meanwhile, the Anupam Kher-starrer “Accidental Prime Minister” is based on a book by Manmohan Singh’s former advisor Sanjay Baru (played by Akshaye Khanna in the movie) and is slated to release on Friday. The movie has already generated controversy as many in the Congress are of the opinion that the film, which depicts events that occurred during the UPA-led Congress government, perhaps portrays Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in a “bad light”.