Biopic on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the works
Biopics is the flavour of Bollywood filmmakers now. Although Omung Kumar's biopic on Narendra Modi faded away with a whimper at the box office, he spirit for making movies on sucessfull political leaders and PMs has not fizzled out. A biopic on Atal Bihari Vajpayee is in the pipeline.
Tentatively titled as The Untold Vajpayee, rights for the same were acquired by Amaash Films' Shiva Sharma and Zeeshan Ahmad. The biopic is penned by Ullekh NP. The film will focus on Vajpayee's journey ranging from his childhood to college life to a politician
Shiva Sharma during his interaction with Zoom said, "The Untold Vajpayee is one of my most ambitious projects and it gives me a feeling of immense honour and joy to be able to put up this unsung hero onto the big screen. Also, I believe not everyone knows the real side of Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji. While reading this book, I also discovered quite a lot about his personality traits, the work done by him during his tenure as a Prime Minister for our country."
Shiva also confirmed that once the scripting is completed, the team will start with the casting process.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the first Indian Prime Minister that belonged to Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP), he served for five year from 1998-2004. He passed away in the year 2018 after a prolonged period of illness.