Mumbai: Akshay Kumar is said to be playing the role of PM Modi in his biopic, as per the reports. After initial consideration of Paresh Rawal and Victor Banerjee for the role, Kumar was chosen for his “clean image” as well as reach as a star.
“The kind of reach and impact that Akshay Kumar’s presence will have a story on PM Modi would be far-reaching and productive,” said a source. As per to a report by the Quint also, the CFBC chief Pahlaj Nihalani to have Akshay in the lead.
“I can’t think of anyone better to play our Prime Minster than Akshay. He has a spotless image of an idealist and visionary. And look at the kind of work he’s doing. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Padman are the cinema of social reform that Guru Dutt and V Shantaram were associated with. Also, Akshay has risen from humble working class beginnings to become a national star, just like Modiji. We are certainly looking at a strong possibility of Akshay playing Modiji,” Pahlaj Nihalani, CBFC Chief said.
Shatrughan Sinha while approving the choice said: “Akshay is the Mr Clean of India. His image goes well with the image of the New Shining India.