2019 is the year of political revolution, with Lok Sabha Elections just round the corner. The impact of the galvanised political climate has not stayed away from the winds of Bollywood, as biopics after biopics are ready to hit the screens this year.
While a biopic on former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray is already underway, titled The Accidental Prime Minister and Thackeray respectively, a biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was announced last week and its first look revealed on Monday.
Vivek Oberoi, who is now known as Vivek Anand Oberoi, will be portraying Narendra Modi on screen. The poster was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Vivek Oberoi’s father and yesteryear actor Suresh Oberoi, director Omung Kumar and producer Ssandip Singh along with Vivek Oberoi at an event in Mumbai on Monday.
The poster has resulted in a war on social media as hilarious reactions have emerged on Twitter and other platforms. Have a look!
Shridhar V (@iimcomic) 7 January 2019
Deepak (@Deepthosar) 7 January 2019
This is the fastest that a poster has made me not want to watch a film. https://t.co/NyEFQrPImJ
Sahil Rizwan (@SahilRiz) 7 January 2019
Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) 7 January 2019
This man looks more like Modi, than Vivek Oberoi with that prosthetic nose and all the make up. pic.twitter.com/rGfCrwJf5w
Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) 7 January 2019
Vivek Oberoi has been cast as Modi which makes sense cause Modi’s entire 4 years have been nothing but Great GrandMasti. pic.twitter.com/zSqdWsnhx4
Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) 7 January 2019
I see “Deshbhakti hi meri shakti hai” and raise you “Hero: Bhakti hi shakti hai” pic.twitter.com/xQmy4E0BUa
Deeksha Bhushan (@deekshabhushan) 7 January 2019
Modi ji should be offended by that monstrosity of a nose in that poster. pic.twitter.com/UmqRxzRQht
Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) 7 January 2019
The memes could not stop pouring in and we cannot deal with this.
Vivek Oberoi to play the role of Narendra Modi in the (biopic) film titled #PMNarendraModi
I want this scene in the film. That’s all pic.twitter.com/w5vL7ieWBM
KS Singh (@Krrips24) 7 January 2019
kurta to press kar lia hota bhai
Sushant Agarwal (@sushant_ddn) 7 January 2019
Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) 7 January 2019
Vivek Oberoi to play #PMNarendraModi in his biopic
This is the same guy who compared his character in Krrish 3 with The Legendary JOKER
I would rather waste 2 hours watching Arnab Goswami screaming on TV (on MUTE) instead of paying & watching Vivek Oberoi’s mockery pic.twitter.com/BDVyUppoUj
Freaky ~ DRaval (@HODL_till_2140) 7 January 2019
The film titled PM Narendra Modi will be directed by Omung Kumar, who has earlier directed biopics like Sarbjit and Mary Kom. The film will trace the major life events of the Indian Prime Minister. Vivek Oberoi, who was last seen in a full-fledged Bollywood film in 2017’s Bank Chor, will be making his comeback in a lead role this year.
In the previous years, Vivek Oberoi has been concentrating on his career down South. The actor, who is the highest paid Bollywood actor in Tamil cinema, played the antagonist to Thala Ajith’s hero in the film Vivegam in 2017.
PM Narendra Modi, the biopic, is prepared to hit the screens this year, probably before the general elections.
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