Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, for his directorial debut, The Accidental Prime Minister, has roped in Akshaye Khanna to play the role of the former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s media advisor and chief spokesperson, Sanjay Baru. Anupam Kher will be essaying the role of Dr Manmohan Singh.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Gutte admitted that he feels blessed to be making his screen debut with Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna.
"“I am thrilled and excited to be a part of a venture which will be path-breaking and a game-changer on many levels.”" - Vijay Ratnakar Gutte to Mumbai Mirror
Calling the screenplay ‘outstanding’, Akshaye thinks the film will only add accolades to his own filmography, while getting to work with a new director.
"“Having a role in the film is secondary. I think it is an important movie and even if my role in it was insignificant, I would have still done it.”" - Akshaye Khanna
As he is yet to meet the man who he plays on celluloid, Akshaye has managed to read the book that has promoted his role.
The Accidental Prime Minister is being produced by Bohra Brothers and Rudra Productions. It will go on floors on 31 March. It is slated for a theatrical release on 21 December 2018 and is based on the bestselling book of the same name.
(Source: Mumbai Mirror)
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