Zarina Wahab will play Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother in the upcoming biopic directed by Omung Kumar. Bengali actress Barkha Bisht will play wife to Vivek Oberoi’s titular character.
It is confirmed!!!#ZarinaWahab to play Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi’s Mother and actress #BarkhaBishtSengupta to play his wife in the Biopic #PMNarendraModi@sandip_Ssingh @OmungKumar @vivekoberoi @sureshoberoi pic.twitter.com/3MZJcazWfL
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) February 16, 2019
According to News18, Zareena Wahab will play Heeraben Modi and Barkha Bisht will essay the role of Jashodaben. It had been earlier announced that Manoj Joshi will be essaying the role of BJP general secretary Amit Shah.
Talking about casting the actors, producer Sandip Singh said: “These two characters are among the most crucial ones in the film. I am glad that Zarina ji agreed on doing it as no one could have done a better job. Barkha is playing his wife and she is doing a great job. I am happy to have such a powerful and talented cast for this film.”
Zarina Wahab, in her response, said she felt honoured to play the Prime Minister’s mother. “It’s an honour to play the role of the mother of the Prime Minister. This is going to be one of the most special roles I have ever played. I hope the audience like it.”
Meanwhile, the 39-year-old Barkha Bisht said, “I am grateful to have gotten the opportunity to be part of such an amazing film. I had a great experience working with Sandip Singh earlier in Ram Leela and I know playing Jashodaben is going to be interesting too.”
According to reports, the biopic titled Narendra Modi has been in production for three years. “The team acquired the necessary permission to go forth with the film only recently. Vivek has been working on his distinct looks, and will be part of extensive workshops. A big chunk of the film will be shot in Gujarat, apart from other states,” a source close to the film said.
Sandip Singh and Omung Kumar have previously collaborated for Sarabjit, another biopic based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, who was detained in a prison in Pakistan.
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