People have been waiting for the Lok Sabha Elections this year and it has been done. Now, it is the result time. Along with that, Vivek Oberoi starrer biopic ‘PM Narendra Modi’ will soon make it to the theatres as the Election Commission has barred its release at the end moment due to the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. On saying that, the Election Commission has also submitted a 20 page long report to the Supreme Court that contained defence of stalling the biopic’s release due to the matter of fact that the Lok Sabha Elections were knocking at the door and that it will create a political environment and may shift the electoral balance.
Lately, Vivek Oberoi has been interviewed for his upcoming film by various news outlets as people cannot hold the excitement of how well the biopic will go. One of the reporters asked him, “Why do you think your film hasn’t received as much support from the film industry?” To this Vivek replied, “Fear. The industry has always been a soft target. So they don’t get into the crossfire of anything that’s political. Clicking a selfie with the Prime Minister is one thing, but probably standing up for a film that is in some way threatening or making an opposition insecure across multiple parties across India is another. There was one mahagatbandhan standing against my film. From Sharad Pawar to Stalin, all wanted to ban my film.”
Vivek Oberoi was also asked if he was always politically inclined to which he replied, “Generally people say that retired actors become politicians. I think I am a retired politician who became an actor. What people don’t know about me is that I was a very successful student politician. I was the general secretary of Mithibai College [in Mumbai], then University representative. I won elections at Bombay University and became GS there too.” Getting too sensitive with the topic, one of the reporters threw a question,” Talking about criticism, have you critiqued Narendra Modi in the biopic?” Providing clarification to which he said, “It’s not a documentary. I am not there to present facts.
To me it’s an emotional journey, an inspirational story. You’d feel that someone from a humble background would feel intimidated that may be their education doesn’t match those of global leaders. But here he is outspoken, walking toe to toe and hobnobbing with all these international leaders, being so tech savvy, so forward. Without agendas, without opposition, without critics, without criticism, no story is complete. Any inspirational story is about how you rise above challenges; all these are there in the film.”