Anupam Kher, who was recently for a television BAFTA for his performance in the movie, The Boy with the top knot, and now, his new look for the movie, The Accidental Prime Minister has been released. Anupam is playing ex-Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh in the movie which is being directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, and also co-stars actor Akshaye Khanna. The shooting for the movie is going to begin in London and the release date is 21 December 2018. The Accidental Prime Minister is based on the novel by Sanjaya Baru. Acclaimed Director Hansal Mehta is co-producing the movie.
Sanjaya Baru was the media adviser to Manmohan Singh, for the period of May 2004 to August 2008. He alleges in the book that Singh might not have been in control of the cabinet, and Sonia Gandhi, the President of Congress party then, wielded more power and influence over the decisions. Manmohan Singh has dismissed the novel, claiming that Sanjaya is trying to misuse his privileged position when he was close to the internal matters during his time.
However, Sanjaya has also told the media that the novel is not meant as a condescending view of the reviled ex-president, and he was amused that Manmohan felt that the memoir was dismissive of his image. He was amused by the reception. Even before the movie has completed shooting, it has been tangled in controversy, as the former Censor board chief said that the makers will need to obtain a no objection certificate from the ex prime minister and Sonia Gandhi. However, now that he has been fired from the board, it remains to be seen if the movie will face more opposition on its way to release later this year.
Anupam Kher's look from #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister… Political drama based on the book by Sanjaya Baru… Costars Akshaye Khanna… Vijay Ratnakar Gutte directs… Hansal Mehta is creative producer… Produced by Bohra Bros… Filming commences in London… 21 Dec 2018 release. pic.twitter.com/EkiL47ST12
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 5, 2018
Power can be lonely. #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister with thespian @AnupamPKher commences principal photography. Proud to be a part of this film. Directed by #VijayGutte and written by @mayankis pic.twitter.com/nTMW1JoMs3
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) April 4, 2018