Won’t back off, this is my life’s best performance: Anupam Kher on playing Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister
Ever since the trailer for The Accidental Prime Minister released to the Indian audience, it has been surrounded by controversy. While many have praised Anupam Kher’s performance as Dr Manmohan Singh, there are others who have suggested propaganda but the actor seems unperturbed by the criticism and has said even Dr Manmohan Singh will love the film.
In a tweet earlier, Kher said he will not back off from the film because it is one of his life’s best performances and the former Prime Minister will agree because the depiction is 100 per cent accurate and there shouldn’t be a problem for anybody in it. Earlier, the BJP had tweeted the video questioning their followers if Dr Manmohan Singh was PM, till heir Rahul Gandhi was ready to become the Prime Minister. The film has received a lot of political response and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah went ahead to tweet that he can’t wait for people to make The Insensitive Prime Minister, which he went on to add is much worse than the Accidental Prime Minister. In the film fraternity, director Madhur Bhandarkar said the agitations are uncalled for, especially in the times when all of us talking about the freedom of expression. He went on to add that people are already against even though the trailer has just released.
The Accidental Prime Minister is based on a 2014 book by the same name, a memoir written by Sanjay Baru, Indian policy analyst and media advisor to Dr Manmohan Singh. The 2019 film has been directed by Vijay Gutte and will see Anupam Kher as Dr Manmohan Singh, Akshay Khanna as Sanjaya Barua, German actress Suzanne Bernert as Sonia Gandhi and Aahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi, among others.