Eros Now recently announced a ten-episode web series on the incumbent prime minister Narendra Modi. Titled Modi, the series will be helmed by 102 Not Out director Umesh Shukla and produced by Benchmark Pictures.
The web series will capture the childhood and youth of Modi and will conclude with him taking oath as the Prime Minister.
The shooting of the same has been going on in rural Gujarat, Siddhpur and Vadnagar, the real locations where Modi grew up.
Three actors have been roped in to play Modi among whom veteran actor Mahesh Thakur will depict Modi’s journey after his appointment as Gujarat CM. Whereas Ashish Sharma will play a younger version of him. Faisal has been roped in to play the teenage version of Modi.
Now, we hear, renowned actors like Prachee Shah (Swabhimaan), Makrand Deshpande (Vikram Betaal Ki Rahsya Gatha), Darshan Zariwala (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani), Zakir Hussain (Singham Returns) and Daya Shankar Pandey (Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah) have bagged the web show.
We buzzed the actors but they remained unavailable for a comment. Daya Shankar confirmed the news with us.
We buzzed the spokesperson at Eros Now, but did not get revert.
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Later Darshan replied and said, “I am happy to be a part of it. A biopic has to be authentic first and foremost, and we all have worked hard towards that.”