Filmmaker Hansal Mehta’s The Accidental Prime Minister is set to go on the floors on March 31.
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The biographical political film, written by Mehta, features veteran actor Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna.
“Exciting days ahead as Akshaye joins the crew. ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ begins shooting on March 31 with a fantastic ensemble led by Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna. Helmed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, produced by Bohra Brothers and adapted beautifully by Mayank,” Mehta tweeted on Tuesday.
Exciting days ahead as Akshaye joins the crew… The Accidental Prime Minister begins shooting on March 31 with a fantastic ensemble led by @AnupamPKher and #AkshayeKhanna. Helmed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, produced by Bohra Brothers and adapted beautifully by @mayankis. pic.twitter.com/iUVfq2RWAM
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) March 13, 2018
The Accidental Prime Minister stars Anupam as Manmohan Singh, the economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance.
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The film is based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) June 7, 2017
Khanna sports a salt-and-pepper hairdo in the first look released by the filmmakers. “I am thrilled and excited to be a part of a venture which will be path-breaking and a game-changer on many levels,” Khanna told the tabloid. “Having a role in the film is secondary. I think it is an important movie and even if my role in it was insignificant, I would have still done it.”