The trailer of the film starring veteran actor Anupam Kher as the former prime minister caused a stir on social media soon after release.
The film is based on the book by Sanjaya Baru, Manmohan Singh’s media advisor between 2004 and 2008.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh today did not comment when asked by reporters for a reaction to the trailer of “The Accidental Prime Minister”, the film based on the eponymous book by his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru.
Manmohan Singh was accosted by reporters as he arrived at the Congress office for the party’s 134th anniversary celebration.
He paused before the mics, but moved away without a word as soon as the question was asked: “What do you think about the film made about you?”
The trailer of the film starring veteran Anupam Kher as the former prime minister, was launched yesterday and instantly caused a stir on social media. It showed scenes in which the soft-spoken former prime minister appeared to be under pressure from his party, especially then Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her son and successor to the post, Rahul Gandhi.
Riveting tale of how a family held the country to ransom for 10 long years. Was Dr Singh just a regent who was holding on to the PM’s chair till the time heir was ready? Watch the official trailer of #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister, based on an insider’s account, releasing on 11 Jan! pic.twitter.com/ToliKa8xaH
— BJP (@BJP4India) December 27, 2018
The party’s pitch that people should watch the trailer prompted jokes from the Congress and other parties who said the BJP was acting like a “promotional partner” for the film.
Propaganda and Financial Partner- BJP. https://t.co/YL7x4WDZWf
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) December 28, 2018