Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the center of talks in the show business nowadays. A few months ago filmmaker Omung Kumar announced the biopic on Narendra Modi and now Eros Now has announced a 10-episode web series helmed by filmmaker Umesh Shukla and writer and Censor Board member Mihir Bhuta.
The series will explore the life of PM Modi since his childhood, to his youth and conclude with him becoming the Prime Minister and taking the oath. The shooting will soon start in rural Gujarat, Siddhpur and Vadnagar.
Movie critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the first look of the series and wrote, “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.”
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: pic.twitter.com/a6W0S6VftS
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 13, 2019
Actor Mahesh Thakur will portray PM Modi as Gujarat CM while Ashish Sharma will play a younger version of him. Salim-Sulaiman will compose music for the series.
“The PM’s story is the biggest star. If we cast a known face, the viewer will not connect with the story and will search for the actor. So, we have cast good actors, instead,” he says of the project that was “silently” under works for a year-and-a-half,” Umesh Shukla told Mid Day.
“I’m interested in his personality. He has an amazing sense of humor, which few know about. He also has a deep interest in spirituality, not religion. The show follows his childhood and youth, the factors that influenced him, the way he was before, and how he emerged to be the person he is today. It concludes with him taking oath as the prime minister of India. We have started shooting in rural Gujarat, and are currently filming portions involving his youth, spent in Siddhpur and Vadnagar,” he added.
The series will premier on the digital platform in April 2019.