Over the past many years, many Bollywood movies have incorporated politics into its storyline. The most recent being Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz’s Raid. Politics has also been an inspiration for many filmmakers in Bollywood. In India making movies on politics has always been a controversial subject. Even the actors playing onscreen politicians have to be extra cautious to caricature the persona of a politician.
2018 will see an interesting line of actors playing politicians on the silver screen.
Actress Vidya Balan is all set to play Indira Gandhi in an adaptation of journalist Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.
The movie will explore issues such as the reasons behind the Emergency in 1975, Gandhi’s failed marriage, her turbulent relationship with her son Sanjay, and her numerous political battles.
The talented Irrfan Khan will be seen playing a politician in Amazon’s Indian original series The Ministry. The show is a political satire set in contemporary India’s corridors of power.
Irrfan will play a washed up, narcissistic Bollywood actor who is unwittingly appointed as a placeholder culture minister. Despite a crippling bureaucracy, political gaffes, and a team of misfits, he yearns to be loved by the masses. The series will be released globally on Prime Video soon.
The beautiful Richa will be seen as a politician in Sudhir Mishra’s DaasDev. Richa‘s plays Paro, which unlike the previous versions of the film and book, Richa, who will play a strong and tough aspiring politician’s role.
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will play the title role of the late Shiv Sena founder-president Bal Thackeray in the upcoming biopic titled Thackeray.
The movie will be directed by Abhijit Panse and will be shot in Marathi and Hindi.
Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be seen as the former prime minister Manmohan Singh in a film based on Sanjay Baru’s book, The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh.
The film is said to be written by Hansal Mehta and will be helmed by debutant director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.