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Ahead of his film's release, Vivek Oberoi speaks to WION about following Modi's politics

As the entire nation awaits results of the general elections 2019 and with trends hinting at Bharatiya Janata Party coming back to power for a second term with a major lead, actor Vivek Oberoi spoke to WION about his film ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the Indian prime minister that is slated to release tomorrow on May 24. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 23, 2019, 12.07 PM (IST)

As the entire nation awaits results of the general elections 2019 and with trends hinting at Bharatiya Janata Party coming back to power for a second term with a major lead, actor Vivek Oberoi spoke to WION about his film ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the Indian prime minister that is slated to release tomorrow on May 24.

Visibly happy at the trends so far, Vivek spoke of the work put in to make the film that had him researching for the role, understanding the temperament of the most powerful Indian at the moment and following Modi’s politics. 

Vivek said, “They can’t stop me or Modi Ji. Tomorrow when people will celebrate Modiji’s victory, our film will release and they will know his story.”

On why he chose to work on the film, Vivek said, “I think it’s an incredible journey. Let's take a time machine and travel to the 1950’s- 60’s Vadnagar station where a kid serves tea in clay cups. Can you imagine meeting this kid and saying that he will become the prime minister?”

He further said, “It was fascinating for me, I have seen his journey from Gujarat chief minister to the prime minister. I have believed in his politics. I connect him on a political level. Before starting on the film when I researched his life, I met his neighbours, I found out that his mother who loved him a lot had to wash other people’s utensils. Coming from that, Modiji still never chased money. Dhandho should have been in his blood but still, he never chased money. Philanthropy is done on a full stomach bere was a man who came from nothing and yet always gave everything to the nation. I wish that our film inspires people to see that.” 

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Visibly happy at the trends so far, Vivek Oberoi spoke to WION spoke of the work put in to make the film that had him researching for the role, understanding the temperament of the most powerful Indian at the moment and following Modi’s politics.