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Vivek Oberoi to play Narendra Modi in biopic
09 January 2019

It will be directed by Omung Kumar, who has films such as Mary Kom and Sarbjit to his credit.

Vivek Oberoi is set to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an upcoming biopic and the actor, a self-confessed fan of the leader, calls it a role of a lifetime.

The biopic will be directed by Omung Kumar, who has films such as Mary Komand Sarbjit to his credit.

At the poster launch of the film, Vivek said he hopes to become a better person by the end of the shoot.

“I am extremely fortunate. Today, I am feeling like I felt 16 years ago, during ‘Company’ days. I am feeling the same kind of excitement and hunger because this is a role of a lifetime for any actor. I truly believe at the end of the journey, I pray I become a better actor and a better human being,” he told reporters.

“Narendrabhai is one of the tallest leaders in the world and to bring his personal qualities on screen is an incredible challenge and I want all your blessings that we can complete this incredible journey,” he said.

Poster in 27 languages

The film’s poster was launched in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in 27 languages. It features Vivek, dressed in a yellow kurta with the Tricolour in the backdrop. The tagline reads, “Deshbhakti hi meri shakti hai [Patriotism is my strength].”

Mr. Fadnavis said it was great that a film on this scale was being made on Mr. Modi “under whose leadership India is not only touching new heights but the hopes and expectations of every citizen of India are being fulfilled”.

Actor Suresh Oberoi, Vivek’s father, is co-producing the film along with Sandeep S. Singh. The film is yet to go on floors.

 

 

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