Narendra Modi biopic, starring Vivek Oberoi, to release during Lok Sabha polls


PM Narendra Modi, Bollywood biographical drama based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's life, is set to release on April 12, a day after the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls kicks off. Starring Vivek Oberoi as Modi, the biopic is directed by Omung Kumar.

Taking to Twitter on Friday, critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the film's release date. The project, which started shooting in late January in Gujarat, is currently completing its last leg in Mumbai, the film's makers said in a statement. The film was also shot in Uttarakhand. Vital parts of the movie chronicling Modi's early life and political journey were filmed in state's Uttarkashi district, at places like Ganga ghat, Kalp Kedar Mandir and the suspension bridge connecting Dharali bazar and Mukhba village.

"PM Narendra Modi the film will traverse the journey of Narendra Damodardas Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as Gujarat Chief Minister onto his landmark win at the 2014 election and finally being nominated as the Prime Minister of India," Kumar said.

The film's cast also includes Boman Irani as Ratan Tata, Manoj Joshi as BJP chief Amit Shah, Zarina Wahab as Modi's mother Heeraben and Barkha Bisht Sengupta as Modi's wife Jashodaben.

The first poster of the movie was earlier launched in 23 languages by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The much anticipated movie has actor Vivek Oberoi essaying Narendra Modi.

-with inputs from PTI