Though Paresh has won a seat as a candidate from Modi’s party, he won’t get to play the leader himself on the big screen
Not so long time ago, there was a buzz that Paresh Rawal would be seen playing BJP leader Narendra Modi in the politician’s biopic. However, now we hear that after winning a seat as a BJP candidate, the actor won’t be playing Modi on reel. So who has replaced Paresh Rawal, you ask? We hear that Victor Banerjee will now essay the role of Narendra Modi. So what happened? Well, there were reports that Paresh had been finalised for the role due to his closeness to our soon-to-be Prime Minister but the director Rupesh Paul says otherwise. He was quoted by a popular daily, “Paresh is definitely one of the best actors in India. The producers did announce his name for the film. But Victor has been on my mind ever since I was writing the story.”
Rupesh added, “For me, Victor is my NaMo. He is the only Indian actor who has worked with masters like Roman Polanski, David Lean and Jerry London. He was even nominated for the BAFTA Awards. His international profile will help me penetrate the foreign market. Above all, he is a brilliant actor.”
Well, it’s always the director who calls the shots for a film whether we like it or not. You tell us BollywoodLifers, do you think Victor Banerjee is a better choice than Paresh Rawal to play Narendra Modi?