Hansal Mehta’s directorial The Accidental Prime Minister has an ensemble star cast including Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna. The biographical political film will have Akshaye Khanna playing Sanjaya Baru and Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh.
Anupam Kher introduced two characters on his Instagram handle on Thursday — actress Divya Seth and Ram Avatar Bhardawaj. While Divya will play the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur, and Bhardawaj will be seen as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Sharing his photo with Seth, in which both are dressed in their characters, Kher posted: “Introducing the very talented @divyasethshah. She portrays the character of Mrs Gursharan Kaur, wife of honourable ex-Prime Minister of India #DoctorManmohanSinghJi in the movie #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister @tapmofficial”
#Repost @anupampkher (@get_repost) ・・・ Introducing the very talented @divyasethshah. She portrays the character of Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, wife of honourable ex-Prime Minister of India #DoctorManmohanSinghJi in the movie #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister.🙏😍 @tapmofficial @hansalmehta @suzannebernert #MayankTewari #AkshayeKhanna @vijayrgutte #BohraBros
Like Anupam Kher, who looks pretty much the former PM in the photographs, Divya Seth’s resemblance to Gursharan Kaur is also striking.
Posting the other photograph, in which he is seen with the actor playing Vajpayee, Kher said: “Introducing Shri Ram Avatar Bhardawaj as former Prime Minister #AtalBihariVajpayeeji in the movie #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister @tapmofficial.”
A few days ago, the official Instagram handle of The Accidental Prime Minister shared Akshay Khanna’s look from the film. The caption read: “#AkshayeKhanna’s role in #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister is based on this man!”
Months ago, a video of Anupam Kher walking like Manmohan Singh on the sets of the film in the UK had surfaced on social media.
The plot of the movie revolves around Manmohan Singh, the economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. The film is slated to release on December 21.