The Hush Post: A movie called the Accidental Prime Minister is in the making. Anupam Kher will play former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this movie by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte. He took to Twitter to introduce co-actor Ram Avatar Bhardawaj.
Bhardawaj plays the role of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the film. Going by the pictures and images, it is clear that the director has focused on trying his best so that the actors resemble real-life personalities.
To play the role of former Indian National Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi, the filmmakers have signed German actress Suzanne Bernert. Divya Seth Shah will play Gursharan Kaur, wife of former PM Manmohan Singh, and Akshaye Khanna as Sanjaya Baru the former media advisor to Manmohan Singh.
The shooting of this political drama based on Baru’s namesake book began in London in April.
Talking about the film, Anupam said: “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.”
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.