After essaying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in ‘Sardar’, Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal is likely to play Narendra Modi’s character in a biopic about the Gujarat chief minister.
The versatile actor opines that Patel and Modi have many similarities – an important one being rashtra prem (love for the nation). “Both Sardar (Patel) and Modi share many qualities. They are straightforward, blunt in nature and visionaries. They are sons of their soil, robust yet simple and they never pocketed money,” said Rawal. He believes essaying Modi will be a turning point for him as an actor, like it would be for the country, if Modi leads it.
The NRI Mitesh Kumar Patel, who is making the film on the life and political career of Modi, said that Rawal is still being considered for the role. His Rs50-crore movie, which is likely to hit theatres in 2014, is a biopic and not a documentary – tracking Modi’s life from the time he used to serve tea at bus stops in Gujarat.
Rawal denies possibility of making his own film about Modi, at least as of now. “I don’t want to indulge myself into making films (of the same content) that clash; like it happened in the case of movies on Shahid Bhagat Singh.”