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Who’s Playing Who in PM Narendra Modi’s Biopic

Vivek Oberoi as PM Narendra Modi in the latter's biopic-compressed
February 24, 2019

Bollywood is teeming with movies of different genre. Right from humour to horror, the industry has them all. Lately, the filmmakers have been burning the midnight oil to deliver biopics based on eminent personalities and significant events of the nation. One such filmmaker is National Award-winner director Omung Kumar. He will soon be setting the stage to premiere his biopic based on India’s current Prime Minister – Narendra Damodardas Modi.

Let’s focus the spotlight on the cast of this upcoming biopic and find out who will portray who:

Vivek Oberoi as India’s 14th PM

Vivek Oberoi as PM Narendra Modi in the latter's biopic-compressed

Yes! You read that right. It’s the ‘Maya Bhai’ who will play the role of Narendra Modi in the biopic. Irony indeed! The same was made official in the movie poster released in January 2019 in 23 different languages. Before the poster release, there were speculations that the titular role will be played by Paresh Rawal.

In an interview given to a prominent media house, Vivek mentioned that he is quite excited as he brings the personality and qualities of one of the most influential leaders on the silver screen.

Zarina Wahab as Heeraben Modi

Zarina Wahab as PM Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben Modi in biopic

Zarina Wahab, a veteran actress and the wife of Aditya Pancholi, will share the screen with Vivek Oberoi in the biopic. In the movie, she portrays Heeraben Modi, mother of Narendra Modi. Zarina was the talk of the town in the 70s and 80s. Chitchor, Anpadh, and Gopal Krishna are some of her movies that helped her steal the limelight. She is also known for her work in South Indian cinema and TV shows.

Boman Irani as Ratan Tata

Boman Irani as Ratan Tata in Narendra Modi biopic

Business tycoons play an influential role in the economy of any country with India being no exception. Ratan Tata, for instance, is one such Indian industrialist and investor who has played a significant role in the growth of the country.

Perhaps the biopic has the same to say along with many latent bits and bobs related to the philanthropist. And who else could portray Ratan Tata better than the Boman Irani, who, as per the social media, has a striking resemblance to the former.

Barkha Bisht as Jashodaben

Barkha Bisht as PM Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben in biopic

This is one such character that people will surely want to know more about. A popular face in Hindi daily soap operas, Hindi and Bengali movies, Barkha Bisht is all set to essay the role of Narendra Modi’s wife – Jashodaben.

Narendra Modi reportedly tied the knot when he was a mere 13-year-old kid. However, the couple began to live together, when NaMo turned 18. Jashodaben is a now a retired teacher and lives with her brother and his wife.

Manoj Joshi as Amit Shah

Manoj Joshi as Amit Shah in Narendra Modi biopic

Theater and film actor Manoj Joshi will be seen with all of the above in the biopic of India’s PM that boasts of a 56-inch chest! It was trade analyst Taran Adarsh who revealed on Twitter that Manoj Joshi will portray the role of Amit Shah in the movie.

However, many Twitterati feel that Saurabh Shukla, who plays the judge in the Jolly LLB film series, is a better fit for the role.

Darshan Kumaar to play a Crucial Role

It was again Taran Adarsh who revealed that Darshan Kumaar is a part of this biopic. Although there is no information on who he will be portraying. In his tweet, Taran mentioned that Darshan will be enacting one of the main characters.

The biopic went on floors in Jan 2019 and will reportedly be shot across various Indian states and UTs viz. Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, etc.

Notably, the biopic will be released in as many as 23 languages.


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