‘The Accidental Prime Minister’: Akshaye Khanna says that it is a film, not a tsunami

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One of the most awaited movies of 2019, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister‘ starring Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna, has been embroiled in controversy ever since its trailer was released. In the controversial film, Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna are playing the role of ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh and his media advisor respectively.

In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Akshaye Khanna talked about the film and said that they have made a political film, but it has been made on the basis of facts written in the book. They are not showing anything new in terms of what people already know, have seen or heard.

Responding to the blame that the film has been made to tarnish the image of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Khanna said that it is just a film and should be treated that away. Since the movie ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is about the former UPA government, several political leaders have taken a strict stance against the film, which is releasing a few months before the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Talking about people’s negative reactions, Khanna said,  “If you make an authentic political film, which talks of real people and real events, in a politically conscious country like India, it is but natural that people will react to it in different ways and there will be a collage of opinions. That’s to be expected and if it didn’t happen, I would have been disappointed. But at the end of the day, it’s just a film, not an earthquake or a Tsunami, so let us not get too carried away.”

Akshaye Khanna’s interview came a day after a lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed a petition against Anupam Kher and 14 other members associated with the film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ in a Bihar court. The court has admitted the case and has fixed January 8 as the hearing date for the case in Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate Court.

Amidst all political debate, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is all set to hit theatres on January 11, 2019.

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