A known right-wing supporter in Bollywood and a seasoned actor who “doesn’t mind” calling himself Prime Minister Modi’s chamcha (stooge), Anupam Kher on Saturday said that he previously had “wrongly judged” former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The actor has just wrapped up the shooting of his upcoming film “The Accidental Prime Minister” which is a biographical political drama based on the book of the same name, written by Sanjay Baru. Akshaye Khanna also stars in the movie and essays the role of Baru. During UPA I government, Baru was the media adviser to Manmohan Singh.
The 63-year-old actor took to Twitter on Saturday, and posted that living Manmohan Singh’s life in reel life was a “great experience”, maintaining that his perception “changed” after living the character for a year.
Sharing a video on his social media handles, Kher wrote: “And it is a wrap for one of my most cherished films #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister. Thank you, the cast and the crew, for the most enriching times. Thank you #DrManmohanSinghJi for your journey. It has been a great learning experience for me.”
“I did have my reservations before doing this film and also wrongly judged you at times but today after finishing the shoot and having almost lived the role for more than one-year I can say it with utmost sincerity that history will not misjudge you. Will wait to have that cup of tea with you once you watch our film,” he added.
Kher has also shared a behind the scenes video from the sets of his upcoming film. In the video, Kher can be seen dressed as the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with German-born actor Suzanne Bernert, who portrays UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, engaged in a conversation.