During the trailer launch of his upcoming movie 'The Accidental Prime Minister', veteran actor Anupam Kher was asked whether 'releasing the film during election season is to show his indirect support to BJP'. Anupam Kher, who will be seen as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was questioned:
Reporter: Sir, you hold a strong opinion on different political matters. So, releasing the movie just months before the 2019 General election is to show your indirect support to BJP?
To which the actor replied that 'interpretations will keep on arising no matter what I say'.
"I don't know. Everything depends upon an interpretation. I already told you that the first time this film was offered to me, my first reaction was a no. Then one day I decided that I should do this movie. These interpretations will keep on arising no matter what I say. You will deduct your own interpretation. Of course, films related to Patriotism are released during Republic Day and Independence Day. This is a politically inclined film and we would like to release it during the election time. Why not? What is the problem in that? We are very happy and proud with the product. Whatever I may say may not be agreed upon because people would want to view it as a political film or me as supporting...I have always supported my country if that was in favour of any political party then that's a different issue. People unfortunately in our country...the moment you speak about the country they think that you have political ambitions".
Ahead of the launch of the trailer of 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Anupam Kher had also dropped a teaser of the trailer launch in his avatar as the former PM Manmohan Singh.
Meanwhile, the makers also announced that the release date and contrary to expectations, the film is now hitting the screens sooner than you think. The Accidental Prime Minister is now slated to release on January 11, 2019.
The movie is based on the book which was penned by political commentator Sanjaya Baru, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the UPA administration. The film has been directed by Vijay Gutte with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer. It features Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh, German actor Suzanne Bernert as former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi, Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi and Akshaye Khanna in the role of Sanjaya Baru.