If rumors are to be believed, then Paresh Rawal will son be playing the character of Narendra Modi in a forthcoming bio-pic. The actor had personally campaigned for Narendra Modi during Gujarat state elections in 2012. We have even heard that the film be produced by Paresh Rawal himself. This will be his second production venture after a not-so-hit ‘Oh My God’.
Mitesh Patel, a NRI filmmaker was inspired by the way Narendra Modi went from being just a common man to the chief minister of Gujra, Mitesh is planning on a budget of around 40-50 crores for this film. The director himself admits that the film on the famous politician couldn’t be better-timed, but straight away denied that it’s not any ‘image building exercise’ for Narendra Modi ahead of the general elections which are due next year.
The idea of making a movie on the rise of this common man to power fascinated Patel 2 years back. And it was not until last week that Patel met Modi. ”He said, ‘You can make it’,” Patel, who will produce the project, told a source. He is here scouting for locations for his film. ”The elections are coming, and I think its perfect timing for my film,” said Patel, adding that the movie will essentially showcase how Modi progressed from being a tea stall worker to a political leader.
“I am very impressed by his progress, so my movie is based on him and his struggle. I wish to give a positive message through the film. I have met him and explained my idea to him, and he said, ‘Okay’,” Patel, who is originally from Baroda, said. The film will go on floors only in February next year.