Anupam Kher on his upcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister: Nowadays, controversies sell

Gaurang Chauhan
"This is among the most important roles that I will play in my career spanning 500 films," said Anupam Kher, while talking about the role...

Couple of months ago, the first look poster of The Accidental Prime Minister was released and people were astonished to see Anupam Kher in and as former PM Dr Manmohan Singh. Upon the release, the first look had created quite a ruckus because it talks about the inside details of how Dr Manmohan Singh became the prime minister. The CBFC had then said that the makers will have to get the NOC from the persons, the film is based on.

Talking about the film and the response the first look received on social media, Anupam Kher told mid-day, “This is among the most important roles that I will play in my career spanning 500 films. The first look was important, as we wanted to give it a realistic feel. I have always said that an actor’s challenge lies in reinventing himself. That is why I am looking forward to this one. It is a difficult role, but then, why should the job be easy?” Also read: ‘Will Anupam Kher have dialogues in The Accidental Prime Minister?’ – The Nation Wants To Know

The film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, the then media adviser of former PM Dr Manmohan Singh. The book had found itself in so many controversies, when released in 2014.

Talking about the backlash, film might face, Anupam Kher told mid-day, “Nowadays, controversies sell. Media houses also like to pursue a controversial story or person. We all have the freedom of expression. That should not be taken away from anyone. Last year, we stood together for Udta Punjab [when the Censor Board was against the film] and, I hope, the industry comes together for any film or filmmaker in the future.” Also read: The Accidental Prime Minister First Look: Anupam Kher’s film promises to explore former PM Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi’s relationship

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