A movie will be releasing by the end of 2017 based on our former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.
It is being said that the movie’s plot will follow Sanjay Baru’s controversial book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister: the Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh’.
As per a report in TOI, during the opening shot of the movie, a voice will say:
“It takes years of labour and exemplary political acumen to even dream of heading a state. But this is the story of a man who possessed neither, and yet went on to become a prime minister. A man, who was unaware even a day before his anointment, that he will be PM of world’s largest democracy.”
The first look is likely to bring discomfort to many Congress bigwigs by showcasing how the Sonia Gandhi-led Congress allegedly denied a state funeral to former prime minister Narasimha Rao in the country’s capital. It reveals how senior Congress leaders were “instructed” to convince heirs of Rao for cremation in Hyderabad.
The hunt for actors who can do the roles of influential people in the movie, such as Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, is still on. A young actor from Punjab has been shortlisted to play the role of Manmohan Singh.
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“We are already in touch with overseas casting agencies looking for a foreign actress who makes the cut (to act as Sonia Gandhi) if we are unable to find one in the Indian industry.”
As said by the source, the filmmakers are keen to sign noted actor Manoj Bajpayee to play Sanjaya Baru in the movie. The movie is being produced by the noted producer Sunil Bohra, who has given blockbusters like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’.
“The endeavour is not to create any sensation but to present a true account of what transpired during those ten years which changed the political spectrum of the country and fortunes of India’s oldest political party-Congress.”
Baru, who was Manmohan Singh’s media adviser, released his book in 2014 when the Modi-led government came into power. The book had created a storm of political controversy. The teaser of the movie is expected to be launched by 30 August, 2016.