Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Friday said that “The Accidental Prime Minister” will be a historic movie in the history of Indian cinema.
In an exclusive interview to India TV Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma, Anupam Kher said that the country should accept films like "The Accidental Prime Minister".
Praising Sonia Gandhi, Kher said that he had respect for the emotions of the former Congress president.
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"As an individual I am a great admirer of Sonia Gandhi but I think, we live in a democratic country where we should have courage to accept such films because it's important to know facts," he said.
Terming "The Accidental Prime Minister" a revolutionary movie, Kher said that he spent 7-8 months copying the gestures of Manmohan Singh.
"I'm surprised that instead of praising the hard work that has gone into making the film, people are criticising the movie," he added.
Anupam Kher, who plays the character of Manmohan Singh in this movie, said that he worked very hard for his role in the film.
Responding to a question on controversies surrounding the film, Kher said that this movie is based on the book written by Sanjay Baru who was the media adviser to Manmohan Singh during UPA rule.
He pointed out that there was no controversy after release of the book and expressed surprise over the ongoing controversy surrounding the movie.
Watch: Anupam Kher speaks to Rajat Sharma on The Accidental Prime Minister