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Anupam Kher

Veteran actor Anupam Kher will play the role of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in an upcoming Bollywood based on the book written by Sanjaya Baru’s The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh. The movie is expected to hit the screens in December 2018, just ahead of the next general election in 2019.

Anupam Kher said he found the role challenging. “Acting the role of anyone in contemporary history is extremely challenging, as comparisons are bound to be instant and inevitable….,” he told ET.

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Anupam Kher looks from Manmohan Singh biopic and Manmohan Singh

Bohra told ET, “The research on the movie is already over. Auditioning (for the remaining cast) is in its final lap. The movie will hit the screens next year.” The movie will focus on the workings of the Prime Minister’s Office, and there is no word yet on who will play Sonia Gandhi.

The screenplay of the film has been written by Hansal Mehta, who directed the national award winning Shahid.

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Another self-declared nationalist, Madhur Bhandarkar, has wrapped up his new film Indu Sarkar, which is set during the Emergency and stars Kirti Kulhari as a poet. Indu Sarkar also features Kher and will be released on July 28.