Vivek Oberoi on PM Narendra Modi biopic: To me, this story is like Slumdog Millionaire, but based on hard work


Vivek Oberoi on PM Narendra Modi biopic: To me, this story is like Slumdog Millionaire, but based on hard work

Vivek Oberoi will be seen as PM Narendra Modi in the biopic with the same name. The film is helmed by Omung Kumar. The biopic was earlier supposed to release in April, however, the Election Commission stopped it from releasing and the makers were told to release their film post election results.

The Lok Sabha Election results will be out today and tomorrow, PM Narendra Modi is all set to hit the screens. In an interview with Indian Express, the Saathiya actor was asked how he would describe the biopic. Vivke said that the film is an incredible and inspirational story. It’s a story of PM Modi who saw his mother wash vessels in other people’s houses, selling tea as a kid and who also lived in harsh conditions and one day, became the most inspiring political leaders in without any monetary backing, political surname or even caste politics.

He added, “Today, whatever he is, it is purely based on his hard work and merit. To me, this story is like Slumdog Millionaire, but that was based on luck, and this is based on hard work.” The actor was asked how does he justify the kind of dramatisation shown in the film. He said that they are not justifying it. It’s a feature film and creative perspective of the director.

Vivek Oberoi stated, “It is his right to go out there and express himself the way he wants to. A certain amount of dramatisation is used by directors and screenplay writers in feature films to create an emotional experience for the audience. If your film is a documentary or if you are working with a dry subject that you are looking at very objectively, that is different. But that’s not our film.”