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Bollywood Actors Who Essayed The Role Of Indian Politicians 

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Time and again, Indian politics has interested filmmakers. Right from biopics to period dramas, cinema is littered with examples. Here is a list of actors who have played or will be essaying the role of popular Indian politicians on screen.

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Kangana Ranaut Ranaut's next, Emergency will release in 2023, where she is playing the role of former prime minister, Indira Gandhi, pegged around the 21-month-long emergency that rocked India during Gandhi’s tenure.

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In the same film, Talpade will portray Bharat Ratna Atal Bihar Vajpayee's role, showcasing a young Vajpayee as an up-and-coming leader.

Shreyas Talpade

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Siddiqui played the titular role of Bal Thackrey in the 2019 biopic on the Shiv Sena leader titled, Thackrey. Interestingly, the actor had to wear a prosthetic nose to ensure the authenticity of the look.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Oberoi played the role of India’s current prime minister, Narendra Modi in the 2019 film of the same name. In an interview later, he also said that he finds the PM to be inspirational.

Vivek Oberoi

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In 1982’s award-winning film Gandhi, Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gandhi, and won an Oscar for his impeccable performance, too.

Ben Kingsley

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Based on the life of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, this movie was released in 1994 with Paresh Rawal as the protagonist. It followed Patel’s journey in the Indian freedom struggle.

Paresh Rawal

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In the 2019 film, The Accidental Prime Minister, veteran actor Anupam Kher portrayed the role of former PM, Manmohan Singh. It was based on a memoir written by Sanjaya Baru in 2014.

Anupam Kher