As the Mumbai film industry gears up for 2019 with several star-studded blockbusters and interesting indie projects, one face will be most visible during the year – Narendra Modi’s. Far more than the Khans, Kapoors, Kumars and even the Khuranas, it is Modi who will feature in the most films – three are already known of and one more has been announced.
Modi’s visage will be seen in the about to be released Uri, a nationalist drama about the surgical strikes, and Battalion 909, yet another about the armed forces. Rajit Kapoor, who plays him in Uri, has been quoted as saying that the film will show the prime minister as a “planner and a thinker”; “Unki personality mein jo therav hai wo nazar aayega (It will show the calmness in his personality)”.
K.K. Shukla, who has acted in Battalion 909, says he is a fan of Modi, and Lalit Devria, who had played the part of Modi in the Gujarati film Namo Saune Gamo (2014) declares he is one too.
Actor Vivek Oberoi, who looks nothing like the prime minister, has announced his film PM Modiand BJP MP Paresh Rawal, who says he is the best person to play the role, is working on a script.