There will be not one, but two biopics on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While the film adaptation of the PM’s life starring Vivek Oberoi was launched with fanfare earlier this week, Paresh Rawal has announced his plans to make another biopic and has claimed that no one can play the veteran leader better than him.
In a recent interview, the ‘Sanju’ star stated that he can do complete justice to the character and that no one else could do what he could in enacting PM’s life story. About Vivek’s biopic, the veteran stated it’s a free country and that the younger actor was also free to do the role and wished him luck. He stated ‘Let anybody do what they want to’ but he is also ‘coming out soon’ with his version of PM’s story.
In an interview with PTI, Rawal opened up on his version of the biopic, saying, “It is the most challenging role of my career till date. I have a hunger for good roles. I want to be challenged and I am looking forward to this experience. We will start work this year itself.”
On the obstacles regarding the project, he said, "We are stuck at the script level and bit on the financial, production levels. I am producing it. We are going to do it, 100 per cent. I am playing Modi.”
The actor added that he is yet to see Vivek’s first look that was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
"It (biopic) is all about getting closer to the real person. The basics are the same, white hair, beard and spectacles. (But) For me, it is about capturing his eyes, his anguish and the burning desire to take the country forward, his hatred for corrupt people. All this should reflect in the character,” the actor said.
Meanwhile, Paresh Rawal’s ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ also based on a true event, hit the screens on Friday.