Vijay Gutte’s upcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister has been creating controversies ever since its trailer released last month.
Most recently, a petition has been filed in a Bihar court against actors Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna—who’re playing former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his media adviser Sanjaya Baru, respectively, in the film—for maligning the images of senior Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra.
Akshaye Khanna, the reel life Sanjaya Baru after maintaining silence over the controversies that have been arising recently finally addressed the audience. He told, “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.”
Calling The Accidental Prime Minister a mature entertainer, he added, “Yes, we have made a political film, but it has not deviated from the book or from facts that are already in the public domain. We’re not showing anything new in terms of what people already know, have seen or heard. What we have made is a mature entertainer and I know people will come out of the theatre with a smile.”
The Accidental Prime Minister is set to release on 11th January 2019.