Eros Now and Benchmark Pictures have collaborated to produce a 10-part biopic web series on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Titled 'Modi', the project will be helmed by filmmaker Umesh Shukla, who has previously directed critically acclaimed ventures like 'Oh My God' and '102 Not Out'. It is all set to premiere on Eros Now in April.
Ahead of the same, Republic TV got in touch with the cast of the upcoming biopic web-series, who opened up about their experience working on the project. The series will feature the Indian Prime Minister's life in 3 phases. While actor Mahesh Thakur will portray the current PM, Ashish Sharma will represent him in his youth and Faizal Khan will bring on screen his boyhood days.
The poster of the upcoming venture was unveiled recently, and Mahesh Thakur's stunning resemblance with PM Modi has grabbed many eyeballs. However, looks like that's not all as they actor seem to have aced the mannerism and tone of the Indian Prime Minister. Recently, he recreate his iconic 'Mitron' dialogue exclusively for Republic TV and his amazing voice modulation make him sound very much like the country chief.
Watch the video above.
Revealing the hard work that went behind the perfection of the role, the actor said, "There have been changes in his speaking style over years, so, I had to see all his videos and had to practice his mannerisms. When I was given the lines, I had to rehearse them repeatedly to get the right feel. It was difficult, to give the right performance and also give the right angles for the shot."
While having the conversation, Mahesh Thakur also said that it was indeed challenging to represent the country chief on-screen. Talking about the same, he said, "We all know our Prime Minister, he is always there on TV, giving speeches, giving lectures and doing so much for the country. We are very aware of his persona. As an actor when we are portraying someone on-screen you need some reference point and we had a lot of it. But the issue is, unlike any other character which is written and there is no reference point, you think and portray it, but when you have somebody in front of you, it's like a boundary wall, you cannot do more than that, it looks you are over-acting, you are mimicking, and you cannot do less either. To get the right balance and portray it on screen is the most challenging part of this role. I have tried my best. "
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