It was in the month of January 2019, when a biopic on the Indian Prime Minister - Narendra Modi was announced. The film titled as PM Narendra Modi stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead, and his first look as PM Modi took the entire internet by storm. Further, the makers announced the film's remaining cast that included actors like Darshan Kumar, Zarina Wahab, Manoj Joshi, Boman Irani Prashant Narayanan, Barkha Bisht Sengupta and others. While most of the actors’ roles have been kept under wraps, it has been now revealed that veteran actor Zarina Wahab will be seen as Modi’s mother - Heeraben Modi.
Apart from her, television actor Barkha Bisht will be portraying the role of his wife, Jashodaben. On playing the most pivotal role in the PM Narendra Modi biopic, Zarina Wahab expressed her elation, “It’s an honour to play the role of the mother of Honorable Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. This is going to be one of the most special roles I have ever played. I hope the audience likes it.” Likewise for Barkha Bisht, who is grateful to get the opportunity, revealed, “I am grateful to Sandip Ssingh for giving me an opportunity to be a part of such an amazing film. I had a great experience working with him earlier in Ram Leela and I know playing Jashodaben is going to be interesting too.”
Zarina Wahab as Heeraben Modi.
Barkha Bisht Sengupta as Jashodaben.
The producer of the film, Sandip Ssingh feels that the two of these characters are extremely important in the film, “These two characters were one of the most crucial ones in the film. I am glad that Zarina Ji agreed on doing it as no one other than her could have done a better job. Barkha is playing his wife and she is doing a great job. I am happy to have such a powerful and talented cast for this film.”
Earlier, it was disclosed that actor Manoj Joshi will be seen as Amit Shah, who is one of PM Modi’s closest associates. The biopic is directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sandip Ssingh and Suresh Oberoi.