After having done films like “Airlift” and “Rustom”, Natiinal Award winner Akshay Kumar won the hearts of many for playing the role of real-life heroes on-screen and inspiring people with their stories.
After having films such as Padman and Toilet Ek Prem Katha in the pipeline, Akshay wanted to bring the story of Jaswant Singh Gill on the big screen, the chief engineer who rescued 64 miners from a borehole. But guess what? He might just land up playing another inspiring role in the upcoming films. If the grapevine is to be believed, Akshay might play the role of Prime Minister Narendra Modi next.
Earlier, there was a strong possibility of Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher and even Victor Banerjee playing Modi.
A source close to the development said, “But the kind of reach and impact that Akshay Kumar’s presence will have in a story on Modi would be far-reaching and productive, ” as reported in DNA.
Actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha thinks that the actor will be the right choice to play PM Modi. He told the daily, “Akshay is the Mr Clean of India. His image goes well with the image of the New Shining India.”
Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, Pahlaj Nihalani, also praises and thinks that Akshay is the apt choice for playing NaMo on the silver screen! He was quoted saying, ” 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.”
Akshay Kumar will be next seen in “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”, which will hit screens on August 11. The trailer of the film got a thumbs up from the Prime Minister, who called it a “good effort” to raise awareness about the Swachh Bharat campaign.