The shooting of The Accidental Prime Minister, starring Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna, which is being directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, has begun in London.
In the film, Anupam Kher will be seen playing the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Akshay Khanna as author Sanjaya Baru. The shooting of the political drama has commenced and the photos from the sets have surfaced.
Trade Analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh shared the first look of Anupam Kher on his Twitter handle, captioning it as: “Anupam Kher’s look from #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister… A political drama based on the book by Sanjaya Baru… Costars Akshaye Khanna… Vijay Ratnakar Gutte directs… Hansal Mehta is a creative producer… Produced by Bohra Bros… Filming commences in London… 21 Dec 2018 release.”
Director Hansal Mehta (creative producer for the movie) also took to his Twitter handle and shared the pictures of Anupam Kher’s look from the sets. His tweet read: “Power can be lonely. #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister with thespian Anupam Kher commences principal photography. Proud to be a part of the film.”
The story of the film revolves around former PM Manmohan Singh, the politician who served as Prime Minister for 10 years from 2004 to 2014. The film is based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru.
Earlier in an interview session, Anupam Kher talked about his role in the film, he said, “The opportunity of portraying a contemporary personality like Dr. Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister is an immense challenge for me as an actor. He is part of a 24/7 media era where world knows his persona minutely. I have been internalising this character for the past few months. I look forward to translating that effort into cinematic reality.”
The film is expected to be released on December 21.