Yes, you heard it right! Actor Anupam Kher will play the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in an upcoming movie based on the book of Sanjaya Baru, named “The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh”. Interestingly, the movie is set to release just before 2019 general election. Earlier also the book was released just before the 2014 general election.
Source: The Huffington Post India
According to The Economic Times, producer of the film, Sunil Bohra said: “The research on the movie is already over. Auditioning (for the remaining cast) is in its final lap. The movie will hit the screens next year.”
Meanwhile, Anupam Kher has confirmed his involvement and said: “Acting the role of anyone in contemporary history is extremely challenging, as comparisons are bound to be instant and inevitable. But as I have always reveled in challenges, right from my first film Saaransh, I look forward to the experience of portraying PM Manmohan Singh.”
Source: The Indian Express
The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh
Basically, it is a narrative by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru, who was Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s media advisor from May 2004 to August 2008. According to the book, Manmohan Singh was answerable to the Congress party’s president Sonia Gandhi and also he was not entirely in control of his cabinet or even the Prime Minister Office (PMO).