Looks like Anupam Kher isn’t the only one playing an Indian PM in his next film.
According to latest media reports, Akshay Kumar will be essaying the role of PM Narendra Mondi in his next.
There have been rumors circulating around as to who would be playing this role, including Anupam Kher (already been confirmed playing Manmohan Singh in his upcoming film) and Paresh Rawal.
“But the kind of reach and impact that Akshay Kumar’s presence will have in a story on Modi would be far-reaching and productive,” a source of DNA claimed.
We don’t know if the news is true yet or not, but it goes without a doubt that this casting choice has definitely garnered support with many fans admitting they would love to see the Rustom actor as the PM. Central Board of Film Certification’s chairperson Pahlaj Nihlani, also says, “I can’t think of anyone better to play our Prime Minster than Akshay. He has a spotless image of an idealist and visionary. And look at the kind of work he’s doing. ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Padman’ are the cinema of social reform that Guru Dutt and V Shantaram were associated with. Also, Akshay has risen from humble working class beginnings to become a national star, just like Modiji. We are certainly looking at a strong possibility of Akshay playing Modiji.”
As for now, we have so many questions left unanswered. We don’t know what the film is, what it aims to show and of course, how close to reality it will be! Is the same film in which we’ll see Anupam Kher as Singh too?
Well, looks like we’ll just have to wait and find out!