Whenever Bollywood has attempted to make a film with politics as its backdrop, it has always come under critical observation. Maybe that's what made actor Irrfan Khan say in his statement during the release of his film Madaari that, "It's difficult to make films on politics in India."
From Raajneeti, Nayak, and Sarkar to upcoming Bollywood movie where Anupam Kher is playing the role of former Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, all these films face a massive backlash before audience get to see them. For obvious reasons, apparently. It is the reason that even after being a great story in themselves, most of the Indian politician's life couldn't be adopted for on-screen depiction.
However, for the audience, the major part of the excitement is to find out which Bollywood actor can play the role of which politician. And we at WittyFeed are here with some suggestions.
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Hollywood actor Vin Diesel could be an impressive choice to play the role of Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. Although, he might have to learn Hindi first.
Again, just like Yogi Adityanath, we will have to import an actress from Hollywood to play the role of Sonia Gandhi, former President of Indian National Congress.
All that Kulbhushan Kharbanda will have to do to be like Narendra Modi is to put on his clothes and talk like Modi. The actor will not have to work much on his looks as they're convincing enough.
We'd choose Arunoday Singh to play the role of Rahul Gandhi not because he can do justice to the character with his acting, but his career in Bollywood is quite similar to Gandhi's career in politics as well. He may connect with the role on an emotional level.
How many of you can see the actress Vidya Balan playing the role of Rajya Sabha Member from Gujarat and former national daughter-in-law of India (all thanks to Ekta Kapoor), Smriti Irani? Well, I can.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is considered as a noble figure in Indian politics. People across all the political parties will agree on this. The conviction with which he led the side in the year 1998, we need someone close to perfection to portray him on the bigger screen.
Can you make any guesses yet? Well, it's none other than perfectionist Aamir Khan.
Manoj Bajpayee has shown his impeccable acting skills by playing all kind of characters in a lot of films that were based on Indian politics. Going by his personality and the type of roles he opts for, he could play Arvind Kejriwal on the silver screen.
Irrfan Khan to play the role of Shashi Tharoor not because their facial features are similar, but because Irrfan Khan has what it takes to convince the audience in Shashi Tharoor's character.
Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs of India is one of the known and famous faces of Bhartiya Janta Party. Tabu has played a lot of active, women-oriented roles in the past, so she could be the one to play Sushma on-screen.
No doubt on this one, the superstar Rajinikanth can be the President of India in reel and real life both.
Anupam Kher is already coming up with a biopic of former Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh which is based on the controversial book, The Accidental Prime Minister by Sanjaya Baru. The film is expected to release on December 21, 2018.
Shivaji Satam, who is most prominently known for playing the character of ACP Pradhyuman in the famous television show C.I.D. could be the best fit to play the role of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijaya Singh.
Ajay Devgn could be one of the favorite choices for playing the role of Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar.