'PM Narendra Modi' biopic is not a propaganda film, says director Omung Kumar

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 22, 2019, 05.17 PM (IST)

‘PM Narendra Modi’ biopic trailer received a mixed response from fans on social media as it released yesterday. From the first look of it, the trailer focuses more on the life of a young Modi who toils and perseveres to become the CM of a state in India rather than one where he contests for the prime ministerial role.

Apart from this, the makers also revealed that they have preponed the film’s release to April 5 from 12, just before the general elections. 

Helmed by Omung Kumar who has previously made biopics on Mary Kom and Sarabjit, Kumar spoke on the film not being a “propaganda film” contrary to what many think. 

He said, "It's not a propaganda film. Because it's coming out at this point of time, people are talking like that. People release their films on Diwali or Eid. I am releasing my film during this time (election time) because it's the right time for me". 

He further added that the film is ready to release now and if it had been ready after the elections, the biopic would have released then.

The director also lauded Vivek Oberoi on playing the role of the current PM. He said he has always been confident of Vivek’s work and that he is a good actor. 

The biopic is produced by Sandeep Ssingh, Suresh Oberoi and Anand Pandit. The star cast also includes Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab, Barkha Sengupta, Anjan Shrivastav, Yatin Karyekar, Rajendra Gupta, Akshat R Saluja, Jimesh Patel and Darshan Kumaar in pivotal roles.