Actor Vivek Oberoi will reportedly play the lead role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his biopic, to be made by producer-director duo of Sandip Ssingh and Omung Kumar.
Announcing the development, Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarash tweeted, “IT’S OFFICIAL… Vivekanand Oberoi [Vivek Oberoi] to star in Narendra Modi biopic, titled #PMNarendraModi… Directed by Omung Kumar… Produced by Sandip Ssingh… First look poster will be launched on 7 Jan 2019… Filming starts mid-Jan 2019.”
IT’S OFFICIAL… Vivekanand Oberoi [Vivek Oberoi] to star in Narendra Modi biopic, titled #PMNarendraModi… Directed by Omung Kumar… Produced by Sandip Ssingh… First look poster will be launched on 7 Jan 2019… Filming starts mid-Jan 2019.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 4, 2019
No sooner was the announcement made public, social media platforms particularly Twitter exploded with jokes. Many pointed out that Vivek Oberoi had incidentally changed his name to Vivek Anand Oberoi coinciding with the announcement. Journalist June Paul tweeted, “Guys Vivek Oberoi has changed his name to Vivekanand Oberoi. I repeat – Vivek Oberoi has changed his name to VIVEKANAND OBEROI. I wish I was making this shit up.”
Congress leader and former journalist Sanjay Jha wrote, “ROTFL! If Vivek Oberoi will play Modi then Akshay Kumar can play Amit Shah.” User Joy Das tweeted, “Vivek Oberoi will play Narendra Modi in his biopic. In an earlier interview he had said he loves to play Villain characters.”
User SupariMan wrote, “Vivek Oberoi is all set to play Narendra Modi in his upcoming film. And still haters will say that Modiji is not providing jobs to unemployed.”
Vivek Oberoi and his father Suresh Oberoi have been known supporters of the BJP with the duo actively campaigning for the saffron party in the past.
Here are some more reactions from Twitterati:
Vivek Oberoi to play Narendra Modi in his biopic.
Meanwhile , Several history sheeters are being auditioned for Shah’s role.
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) January 4, 2019
name an actor better than vivek oberoi to play the role of a PM who did great grand masti with our economy, i’ll wait
— joke peralta (@floydimus) January 4, 2019
Choosing Vivek Oberoi as a boyfriend is any woman’s mistake https://t.co/vA46cGt4Rh
— اناندیتا (@anindita_guha) January 4, 2019
Vivek Oberoi to play the role of Narendra Modi in the biopic, titled #PMNarendraModi. Reason why Vivek Oberoi has accepted this role is because he wants to show the ppl what a SuperVillain is! The Daddy of all Baddies! ???? pic.twitter.com/Wq69MFYwrf
— Invincible (@i_me_my5elf) January 4, 2019