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15/03/2019 4:07 PM IST | Updated 15/03/2019 4:14 PM IST

Narendra Modi Biopic To Be Released A Day After First Phase Of Voting

The Vivek Oberoi-starrer biographical drama on Modi will be released on 12 April.

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MUMBAI — Actor Vivek Oberoi-starrer biographical drama on Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release countrywide on 12 April. The Lok Sabha polls will begin on 11 April and continue for over a month until 19 May across seven phases.

The film, titled PM Narendra Modi, is being directed by Omung Kumar, who has movies such as Mary Kom and Sarbjit to his credit.

The project, which started shooting in late January in Gujarat, is currently completing its last leg in Mumbai, the film’s makers said in a statement.

The film was also shot in Uttarakhand. Vital parts of the movie chronicling Modi’s early life and political journey were filmed in state’s Uttarkashi district, at places like Ganga ghat, Kalp Kedar Mandir and the suspension bridge connecting Dharali bazar and Mukhba village.

 ″PM Narendra Modi the film will traverse the journey of Narendra Damodardas Modi from his humble beginnings to his years as Gujarat Chief Minister onto his landmark win at the 2014 election and finally being nominated as the Prime Minister of India,” Kumar said.

Producer Sandip Ssingh said, “This is a very special film and a story that needs to be told. I hope this story of faith inspires the audiences. We are excited and happy to release the story of 1.3 billion people.”

The film’s poster was launched in 27 languages in January and featured Vivek, dressed in a yellow kurta with tricolour in the backdrop.

Darshan Kumaar, Boman Irani, Manoj Joshi, Prashant Narayanan, Zarina Wahab and Barkha Bisht Sengupta also feature in the film.