PM Narendra Modi’s Office Came up With the Idea of Akshay Kumar’s New Biopic?
Akshay Kumar will be working on a new biopic based on National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval
That Akshay Kumar is a fan of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no secret. He even made headlines when he conducted a ‘non-political’ interview with the PM during elections. Over the last few years, he has also consciously starred in movies that show government schemes in a good light. While in some quarters, he has been criticised for playing to the gallery, Akshay Kumar continues to march ahead with his patriotic and pro-government themed movies. The latest in this series is the news about a biopic based on Ajit Doval, the powerful and high-profile National Security Advisor (NSA) and a close confidant of Narendra Modi. But the big reveal is that the idea to make a film on Doval may have come from none other than the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) itself!
Akshay, say sources close to him, has been hunting for pro-government biographic subjects ever since he became addicted to them. The success of propagandist subjects such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Padman has further encouraged Akshay to explore the same pro-establishment theme in the recently released hit Mission Mangal. The Doval bio-pic apparently came up during conversation in the PM’s office. According to a source from the BJP, “It was suggested from our end. Why not a pic on Doval Saab? He has had a phenomenal career. An actor of Akshay Kumar’s stature should play national heroes and not do time-pass subjects like Housefull.”
Significantly Akshay teams up with Neeraj Pandey, who earlier had made movies like Special 26 and Baby with him, to produce the Doval biopic. Pandey and Kumar had a loud fall-out over monetary matters when they were production partners. It seems this government-friendly biopic is just the project to reunite the old friends. One hears the bio-pic will be made with the active participation of Doval.
Akshay Kumar is not new to the genre. He has played real-life characters in Toilet: Prem Katha and Mission Mangal. Both fetched him huge acclaim from all quarters, including the PM's office.