Two biopics on Narendra Modi

Thursday 10th January 2019 07:21 EST

Actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal has said he will make a biopic on the Indian Prime Minister's life, just a few days after another biopic on the leader was announced. Actor Vivek Oberoi recently announced a film on Modi, which will be produced by his father Suresh Oberoi. However, Rawal shows no plans to back out with his version of the Modi story. The film will be produced by him and also feature him in the role of the PM. “It is the most challenging role of my career till date. I have a hunger for good roles. I want to be challenged and I am looking forward to this experience. We will start work this year itself,” Rawal said,

He said the film is very much in development but did face some hurdles at the script and financial level. “We are stuck at the script level and bit on the financial, production levels. I am producing it. We are going to do it, 100 per cent. I am playing Modi,” the BJP MP from Ahmedabad East said. He said he has not seen Oberoi's much discussed look from the movie, which will be directed by Omung Kumar. “It is all about getting closer to the real person. The basics are the same, white hair, beard, and spectacles. (But) for me, it is about capturing his eyes, his anguish and the burning desire to take the country forward, his hatred for corrupt people. All this should reflect in the character,” Rawal said.

When asked if it is a propaganda film, Rawal said, “If we have done something good then we should be proud of it and we are showcasing that in a film. How is it a propaganda film?”

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