Akshay Kumar is one Bollywood actor who is now choosing entirely different kinds of roles. His performances in ‘Rustom’ and ‘Airlift’ have been appreciated widely, no doubt he has become a socially aware superstar, thanks to the genre of films he has chosen lately, which revolve around one social cause or another. Meanwhile, Akshay is working on ‘Padman’, and is awaiting the release of ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.
It seems that Kumar’s next film could be influenced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personality. According to reports, CBFC chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, is all praises for the actor’s upcoming film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and stated that he will be suitable to play the Prime Minister given his squeaky clean image. Nihalani said,
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I can’t think of anyone better to play our Prime Minster than Akshay. He has a spotless image of an idealist and visionary. And look at the kind of work he’s doing. ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Padman’ are the cinema of social reform that Guru Dutt and V Shantaram were associated with. Also, Akshay has risen from humble working class beginnings to become a national star, just like Modiji. We are certainly looking at a strong possibility of Akshay playing Modiji.
He also added that since Akshay comes from a “humble middle-class background”, it added more similarity between the two. Well, either way, the movie on Narendra Modi is in a very early stage and may take a while before it goes into production.