The Accidental Prime Minister: Anupam Kher on how he became Manmohan Singh


The high court had disposed of the writ petition against the trailer but left it open for the petitioner to file a public interest litigation (PIL).

The much-anticipated film based on Sanjaya Baru, the media advisor of Dr Manmohan Singh who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 is expected to garner good digits as the box office. The petitioner, Pooja Mahajan, claims that from the trailer it appears that the movie has been made "just to create a different impression in the minds of the people and to brainwash them".

"It is a known fact that film producers have not taken any consent/permission from Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to perform their characters or to perform their political life or to dress up in the same way as they had been doing in their normal life or to copy their voice in any manner", the plea alleged. Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra, Arjun Mathur, Abdul Quadir, Vimal Verma, Avtar Saini, Anil Rastogi, Ajit Satbhai and Chitragupta Sinha starrer will release in Tamil and Telugu language on January 18.

The film touches upon subjects like nuclear deal, 2G, coal scam, but it is the relationship shared between Singh and the then Congress president that has been brilliantly highlighted.

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The few dialogues, delivered by Anupam Kher as Singh, - 'Main party ke against nahijaasakta' and 'PM ko kya karna hai, ye ab NAC batayegi?' will make you feel sympathetic towards the latter, who is seen helpless throughout the film. The role of Baru is being played by Akshaye Khanna.

"The official stand of the Indian National Congress on the "Accidental Prime Minister" is that we have nothing to do with it".

And it is expected to come out as insolent for many as he has unarguably been one of the most honest Prime Ministers the country ever had.

A pat on the back for the team that cast actors for the film.