The biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, featuring Vivek Ananand Oberoi in the titular role, has hogged the headlines since the film has been announced.
Specially, it has influenced the news cycles since the Election Commission issued notice to the makers of the biopic and the Bharatiya Janata Party after the oppositions claimed that its release be postponed till after the Lok Sabha polls.
The makers of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ have since asserted that the film has nothing to do with the BJP. Now amidst all this and ahead of its release on April 5, protagonist Vivek Oberoi has opened up about the film.
Vivek seems to be very excited about the release of ‘PM Narendra Modi’ and his character, as the actor said it is an inspirational story of a man who inspires millions of the people in the entire country.
In an interview with a renowned channel, Vivek spoke about why its release has nothing to do with the upcoming Lok Sabha Election and why it won’t influence the polls. He stated that the biopic is not a propaganda film.
“It’s the story of a ‘chaiwala’ who became the Prime Minister of India. It is an inspiring story that needs to be told. I did the film because PM Narendra Modi inspires me,” said Vivek, who essayed the character of Modi.
When he was asked if the film is a propaganda film, which is scheduled to hit the screen just before the Lok Sabha polls, the actor clarified, “It is just a coincident that the film is releasing ahead of the election. It is not a propaganda film. I am an individual who has a credible body of work over the last 18 years, more than 45 films and more than 26-27 awards. So, I stand my ground there. I don’t need to make him appear as a hero. He is a hero to billions of people across the world.”
Talking about the prep of playing Narendra Modi in the biopic, Vivek said that it was a ‘tapasya’ of its own kind. Because he used to starts his shooting at 7 in the morning and for that he had to sit for makeup at 1 am.
‘PM Narendra Modi’ is directed by Omung Kumar and set to hit the screen on April 5, just the six days ahead of the first phase of Lok Sabha Election.