Narendra Modi to now have web series based on his life; first poster is out

TV actor Mahesh Thakur features in the first poster of web series 'Modi' Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 13, 2019, 07.54 PM (IST)

A few months back Omung Kumar had announced that he would be directing a film based on PM Narendra Modi's life which would have actor Vivek Oberoi playing the lead role. While the shooting of the film is under process, production house Eros Now has announced a web series based on the PM's life titled 'Modi'. 

The first look of the show was shared on Twitter by trade analyst Taran Adarsh who tweeted, "Now a 10-part *web series* on PM Narendra Modi... Eros Now and Benchmark Pictures [Umesh Shukla and Ashish Wagh] to produce the biopic... Titled #Modi... Directed by Umesh Shukla [who directed #OhMyGod and #102NotOut]... Premieres in April 2019 on Eros Now... First look poster(sic)"

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Directed by Umesh Shukla who has in the past made films like 'OMG Oh My God' and '102 Not Out', the web series will showcase Modi's life from childhood to his journey of becoming the Prime Minister of India. Mahesh Thakur, Faisal Khan and Ashish Sharma who will play PM Modi in different phases of his life. Also read: Manoj Joshi to play the role of Amit Shah in Narendra Modi biopic, see pic

While speaking to a daily, Shukla said, "Prime Minister Modi’s personality enthrals young and old alike. His sense of humour, spirituality and love for technology makes him a unique leader. It was lovely to take on a project which came with a responsibility to narrate the life of the leader of new India and I am sure each episode of the 10-part original series will be a revelation for the audiences. His growing-up years, brave decisions and roles at different phases of life make for an incredible story.”

The show will premiere from April onwards. The web series has been written by Mihir Bhuta and Radhika Anand. Each episode will range from 35 to 40 minutes. Reportedly, the series has been shot in real locations in Gujarat, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Delhi and Kashmir to create a greater impact on the audience