Twitter flooded with jokes as Vivek Oberoi announced to play Narendra Modi’s role in biopic


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.
Vivek Oberoi

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.”

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: