Actor Vivek Oberoi has been roped in to play Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the latter’s biopic, titled PM Narendra Modi. The film, to be directed by Omung Kumar who has previously helmed hit biographical dramas like Sarbjit and Mary Kom, will go on floors in mid-January.
The film’s first poster will be launched in Mumbai on Jaunary 7 (Monday), according to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Sharing the details on Twitter, Adarsh wrote, “IT’S OFFICIAL… Vivekanand Oberoi (Vivek Oberoi) to star in Narendra Modi biopic, titled #PMNarendraModi… Directed by Omung Kumar… Produced by Sandip Ssingh… First look poster will be launched on 7 Jan 2019… Filming starts mid-Jan 2019.” (sic)
The poster of the film will reportedly be released in 23 different languages and will be unveiled by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.
“Sandip Ssingh (producer) and Vivek came up with the idea of roping in the CM for the unveiling. When the makers approached him, he readily agreed. The event is scheduled to take place at the Garware Club House in South Mumbai. Apart from Vivek’s look, makers are also expected to announce the release date of the film,” a source from the production said.
“The team acquired the necessary permissions to go forth with the film only a few weeks ago. Vivek has been working on his distinct looks, and will be part of extensive workshops. A big chunk of the film will be shot in Gujarat, apart from other states”, the source added.
PM Narendra Modi has been in the works for three years. The producer-director duo of Sandip Ssingh and Omung Kumar have previously collaborated on Sarbjit.