‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is undoubtedly one of the much awaited political dramas of 2019. Since the trailer was out of Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna starrer film, it generated lot of political debates.
The film chronicles the life of politician-economist Dr Manmohan Singh who served as India’s Prime Minister from 2004 to 2014.
And it has been creating a lot of buzz owing to the striking resemblance of its characters with their real life counterparts. The veteran actor not only transformed himself into looking like Manmohan Singh, but he has also adapted his mannerism— his voice, the way he walks, he talks and the actor looks actually brilliant in trailer. While Anupan Kher will be seen in Manmohan Singh’s character, Akshaye Khanna essayed the role of Sanjaya Baru, who was the media advisor of Singh. Akshaye is also apparently playing the narrator of the film.
Since ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is all about the former Prime Minister and former UPA government, many political leaders took a strict stand against it, which is about to release just a few months before the Loksabha elections.
While the film is generating lot of controversies, here Akshaye Khanna, one of the pivotal part of this venture, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.
And yes, Akshaye sees no problem with his film. Talking about his upcoming venture he even looked more confident and talked about it and the hullaballoo the trailer has created since its trailer release.
Akshaye recently opined that ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ presents something to the audience about what they are totally unaware. The actor also pointed that there have been films on Buckingham Palace, the White House and the 10, Downing Street but there is no film made on the office of the Indian Prime Minister.
“I was convinced that people would be interested in an inside peek into this world and given that we are the largest democracy in the world, the time had come to open a door that had many, many locks on it. I was impressed that a producer had the vision, confidence, integrity and guts to spend money on a film like this one.”
Akshaye also mentioned that India is a politically conscious country and therefore, people are expected to criticize or praise a film based political content. He said, “If you make an authentic political film, which talks of real people and real events, in a politically conscious country like India, it is quite natural that people will react to it in different ways and there will be a collage of opinions. But at the end of the day, it’s just a film, not an earthquake or Tsunami…”
Akshaye Khanna’s father Vinod Khanna was in politics and that’s what made the director Vijay Gutte to approach him for the role Baru, according to reports. Initially, after going through the script he said ‘no’ to Vijay. But, when Vijay and co-writer Mayak Tiwari came up to him with another narration, Akshaye loved it and that’s made him say ‘yes’ instantly.
Further the actor also mentioned that currently he is on a high just because the film of his career ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is up for release. The film is all set to hit the screen on January 11.
On the work front, he has three films this year. One of these is ‘Article 375: Marzi Ya Zabardasti’.
Watch the trailer of ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’