Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar and Anupam Kher essaying the role of former prime minister Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister seem to have set a trend of sorts in Bollywood. Next, the buzz in the industry is that Toilet: Ek Prem Katha starAkshay Kumar might essay the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a biopic.
Akshay Kumar has earned a reputation for being a socially aware superstar, thanks to the genre of films he has chosen lately, which revolve around one social cause or another. Now, it looks like he has the potential to play one of the most influential politicians of our time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After projects like Padman, which is about menstrual sanitation and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which is about open defecation, the star has created an image that is suitable to play the current prime minister. According to sources quoted by DNA, ‘the kind of reach and impact that Akshay Kumar’s presence will have in a story on Modi would be far-reaching and productive’.
According to reports, CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani is all praises for the actor’s upcoming film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and stated that he will be suitable to play the Prime Minister given his squeaky clean image. He also added that since Akshay came from a “humble middle-class background”, it added more similarity between the two. Well, either way, the movie on Narendra Modi is in a very early stage and may take a while before it goes into production.
Meanwhile, Akshay is working on ‘Padman’, and is awaiting the release of ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’.
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