Actor Anupam Kher has been a fierce critic of the Congress party has often cheered for the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
His wife, Kirron Kher too is an elected MP on BJP ticket.
But that hasn’t stopped the makers of film on former prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s life, from casting Kher as the ‘accidental prime minister.’
Kher is set to play Manmohan Singh in the movie based on the book “The Accidental Prime Minister” written by the former prime minister’s media adviser Sanjay Baru.
The 62-year-old actor told PTI that he was essaying the role of Singh in the film to be directed by debutante Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.
National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta is working on the screenplay.
“Yes, I am writing it,” Mehta said.
The makers will be releasing the first look of the film tomorrow.
This dominated the social media conversations all throughout Tuesday as many felt that Kher in Manmohan Singh’s role was no accidental casting.
Here are some of the comments;
— Shashank ~ (@LifeKiKLPD) June 6, 2017
— Mona Ambegaonkar (@MonaAmbegaonkar) June 6, 2017
The Accidental Prime Minister is going to be special for Anupam Kher. In the entire film, he’ll deliver only one dialogue – Theek Hai?
— Debarati Majumder (@debarati_m) June 6, 2017
Learning that Anupam Kher is playing Manmohan Singh in one of his upcoming films.
Is it going to be a silent movie @AnupamPkher ?
— God save Hinduism ? (@HindusRHumanToo) June 6, 2017
Manmohan Singh shud file a defamation suit on Anupam kher and the producers of the movie for such a horrible choice of caste https://t.co/MK527Di3K5
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@vinaydokania) June 6, 2017
श्री @AnupamPkher जी अपनी अगली फिल्म में पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह का रोल करेंगे। चलो इस बहाने थोड़े दिन बाल तो रहेंगे उनके सिर पर।
— Rofl Gandhi NDTV Fan (@RoflGandhi_) June 6, 2017
Anupam is highly critical of “Manmohan Singh” as he is follower of his wife & a Modi Bhagat but he is playing MMS in a movie, just for Money
— OMESH PAL RAMPAL (@chogawiaan) June 6, 2017