Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in the film The Accidental Prime Minister

Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be seen portraying the role of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in the upcoming film, titled ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’.

The film will be based on Sanjaya Baru’s book, titled ‘The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making And Unmaking of Manmohan Singh’.

The 62-year-old actor shared the first poster of his forthcoming film. In the poster, Anupam Kher is seen sporting a turban, beard and glasses and he looks quite a lot like the former Prime Minister. The film, which is expected to release in 2018, is being directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and produced by Sunil Bohra.

The screenplay of The Accidental Prime Minister will be written by National Award-winning filmmaker Hansal Mehta.

Anupam Kher said that he finds the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to be ‘extremely challenging.’

The actor had said in an interview that “Acting the role of anyone in contemporary history is extremely challenging, as comparisons are bound to be instant and inevitable. But as I have always revelled in challenges, right from my first film Saaransh, I look forward to the experience of portraying PM Manmohan Singh,”

Anupam Kher was last seen in Shivam Nair’s Naam Shabana, co-starring Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu.

He will next be seen in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, directed by Shree Narayan Singh. The film also stars Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar and Sana Khan.


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