Vivek Oberoi looks like a spitting image of PM Narendra Modi in the first look poster of the biopic, to be directed by Omung Kumar.
Vivek Oberoi and Devendra Fadnavis launch film on Modi
Three days after news of a biopic on PM Narendra Modi spread like wildfire, the makers have released the first poster of the film. Titled PM Narendra Modi, Omung Kumar’s film has Vivek Anand Oberoi playing the titular role.
Vivek Oberoi, who was last seen in Bank Chor, is returning to Bollywood with the biopic. The 42-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the first look poster and wrote, “We humbly ask for your prayers and blessings on this incredible journey.”
The poster shows Vivek Oberoi clad in a yellow kurta with tricolour in the backdrop and a tag line, “Deshbhakti ki meri shakti hai.”
Vivek Oberoi is every bit Modi in the poster of PM Narendra Modi.
Interestingly, the first look posters were released in 27 languages.
Omung Kumar, who has directed biographical dramas like Mary Kom, Sarbjit, has now taken over the project on PM Modi ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Veteran actor Paresh Rawal was initially roped in to play the role of Modi, but the actor backed out due to unknown reasons.
“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,” a source told a daily.
The biopic on the life of Narendra Modi was announced four years ago. The shooting will start from mid-January 2019. Reportedly, the film will be shot across Gujarat, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, among other locations in the country, over a period of a few months.