Javed Akhtar Expresses 'shock' Over Vivek Oberoi Starrer 'PM Narendra Modi' Biopic. Here's Why

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Javed Akhtar is shocked over Omung Kumar's 'PM Narendra Modi' biopic. Here's why -

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:

Former Rajya Sabha MP and lyricist Javed Akhtar is 'shocked' over Omung Kumar directed 'PM Narendra Modi' biopic because the makers have written his name on the poster for penning the lyrics for the film. Expressing his 'shock' over a tweet, the lyricist has denied writing any song for the film.

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Javed Akhtar wrote: "Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it." He also added a picture of the credits where his name is mentioned under the lyrics category.

Here's the tweet -

The Omung Kumar-directed film was previously scheduled for April 12, apparently a day after the completion of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, but has now been preponed to April 5.

The much-anticipated trailer of 'PM Narendra Modi' was unveiled on Wednesday, March 20. The biopic follows the journey of PM Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as Chief Minister onto his landmark win at the 2014 election and finally being nominated as the Prime Minister of India.

Vivek at an event spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said: "I'm not an extreme kind of a person. I am a balanced person. I appreciate the bhakts and criticism of the critics. 

"You are portraying a living legend and those who hate or love him, do that with intensity. People have become his bhakt," he added.

The director Omung Kumar also spoke about the film at an event and said: "I am a very neutral person. It is a big responsibility. The story is so inspiring. Who wouldn't want to make a film on him? I like the zero to hero story. I like the stories of struggle as that inspires one. He did it and we all got inspired from it."

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For those unaware, Vivek Anand Oberoi will also be sharing screen space with his father and actor Suresh Oberoi in PM Narendra Modi biopic. "Suresh Oberoi's character in the film is of a saint. It is a fictional character yet extremely important," producer Sandip Ssingh said in a statement. "Who better than the veteran actor who has been a part of more than 100 films to play a role like this," he added.




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