Former Prie Minister of India and iconic leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have turned 98 today. On the occasion of the ex-prime minister’s 98th birth anniversary, a biopic, titled ‘Main Atal Hoon,’ set to release in 2023, was announced. The first look of Pankaj Tripathi who is playing the titular role has been unveiled. Tripathi himself shared the first look on his social media profile with 4 images each captioned as prime minister, poet, statesman and gentleman.
The story of the film revolves around the life of Vajpayee who was not only a leader and a politician, but also a poet and humanitarian. People were eagerly waiting to see how Tripathi would look and with the makers releasing the first look, people haven’t been disappointed. Here’s what they are saying:
The film is being directed by national award-winning director Ravi Jadhav and has been written by Utkarsh Naithani. The responsibility of music has been given to Salim Sulaiman along with Sameer the lyricist. Singer Sonu Nigam has already finished recording a few songs reportedly.
In a statement, Tripathi said that it is a big deal for him to play a role like this. He stated, “It’s my honour to portray such a humane politician on screen. He was not just a politician but so much more, he was an excellent writer and a renowned poet. Getting to be in his shoes is nothing but a privilege for an actor like me.”
And the director of the film too is equally excited to do a film like this. He said, “For me as a director, I couldn’t have asked for any better story than that of Atalji. On top of this, having an exemplary actor like Pankaj Tripathi to bring to screen Atalji’s story and the support of the producers. I hope that I can live up to people’s expectations with ATAL.”
In the last few years, Tripathi has emerged to be one of the most popular actors of the country. Right from his movie choices to the way he has presented himself, he has been winning hearts with every thing. Reportedly, next year, along with this film, he will also be seen in OMG 2- Oh My God! 2 and Fukrey 3.
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