Days after it was announced that Anupam Kher will be seen portraying the role of Manmohan Singh in a film adaptation of controversial book The Accidental Prime Minister, another news of prime-ministerial casting is breaking the internet. This time, it’s big. 

If a report filed by BollywoodLife is anything to by, then we will see Akshay Kumar playing Narendra Modi in a film. 

No other information related to the film has been disclosed as yet. But, according to the report, there are other contenders for the role too. Apparently, Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher and Victor Banerjee were being considered for the role too.  

CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani has been quoted in the report as saying “I can’t think of anyone better to play our Prime Minster than Akshay. He has a spotless image of an idealist and visionary. And look at the kind of work he’s doing. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Padman are the cinema of social reform that Guru Dutt and V Shantaram were associated with. Also, Akshay has risen from humble working class beginnings to become a national star, just like Modiji. We are certainly looking at a strong possibility of Akshay playing Modiji.”

The 49-year-old actor recently met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi ahead of the promotional spree for his upcoming film Toilet Ek Prem Katha

Akshay has often been praised for doing his bit for the country. 

This year, he has not just helped building toilets in a district in Madhya Pradesh

But has also donated Rs 9 Lakh each to the families of 12 CRPF soldiers who were killed in Sukma. Also, the credit of the Bharat Ke Veer App goes to him as he was the first one to propose the idea to the government. 

Besides working towards good deeds like these, the actor has lately been doing crime thriller films such as Airflift and Rustom, for which he even received a National Award this year.

And now after Toilet Ek Prem Katha, which is on the lines of Prime Minister’s Swachch Bharat campaign initiative, the actor will soon be seen in Padman opposite Sonam Kapoor. 

Way to go Akshay!

(Feature Image Source: AFP)