Anupam Kher and Akshay Khanna are going to portray real life people in their upcoming film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. Anupam Kher will be essaying the lead role of Ex- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the biopic which is based upon the novel of same name. According to the report, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ famed Aahana Kumra will be playing the role of Priyanka Gandhi in the film who is the sister of now Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. Aahana was highly praised for her performance in the film and critical acclaim went her way like nothing else.
Shooting of the film has not started yet but makers might be eyeing for a late 2018 release or an early 2019 since the casting is being finalized in a rapid way. Film will cover the life and times of Manmohan Singh as a prime Minister and the book is rather controversial. Usually makers decide to not take real names in the film but book has it all opened out to public hence there might be a few changes to be incorporated in the screenplay. Manmohan Singh was a very public figure since the 90’s as a finance minister and than as a prime Minister.
He is the most educated Prime Minister in the history of world yet he is criticized for not taking too many actions where she should have had. He practically save the country from financial crisis in 1993 where the nation was standing at bankruptcy but failed miserably as the leader of the country when he had more free power to do as he pleases. He was asked to accept the post in a jiffy as he was never in line for the seat. When Congress won, Sonia Gandhi was going to take the oath but could not in the last moment hence political scenario made him the leader.