Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal to play PM Narendra Modi's role in a biopic
Mumbai, April 7: Bollywood veteran actor Paresh Rawal is all set to play the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a forthcoming biopic.
According to reports, the film is being produced by Paresh Rawal and the shooting will start in August this year. [Paresh Rawal takes Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat forward]
The actor, who is the recipient of the National Award, also said that he won't mimic Modi, but will do a lot of research on him.
BJP MP from Ahemdabad East, Rawal said that he will listen to Modi's speeches, will do loads of photo reading and will try to capture his spirit.
While saying it's a 'massive responsibility' as an artiste to play the role of Indian Prime Minister, Rawal also said that "he knows very well that he can never look like Modi".
The biopic will be reportedly co-produced by the NRI film-maker Mitesh Kumar Patel and will be directed by Rupesh Paul, at a budget of around Rs 40 crores.
Patel had taken Modi's approval to make a biopic on him, when he was Gujarat chief minister, before Lok Sabha elections.
Actor-turned-politician Rawal has earlier played the role of iconic leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as 'Iron Man of India', in year 1993 film 'Sardar'.
64-year-old Rawal is presently promoting his upcoming film 'Dharam Sankat Mein', which will release on Friday, April 10.
While talking about the movie, Rawal denied reports that "Dharam Sankat Mein" talks about the problems between Hindus and Muslims in the country.
The film is directed by Fuwad Khan and features veteran actors like Naseeruddin Shah and Annu Kapoor in prominent roles.
Rawal said, "I have cut down on my films now. Earlier, I used to do a dozen of films in a year and now I only do four, so that I can go to the Parliament and visit my constituency too."
Rawal will be seen next in "Hera Pheri 3″ and "Oh My God! 2″.