Five facts about Hindi movie The Accidental Prime Minister

Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in 'The Accidental .. (Image via MC Duniya/Youtube screencap)
Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in 'The Accidental .. (Image via MC Duniya/Youtube screencap)

The film stars Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, and Suzanne Bernert in the lead roles.

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The film stars Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh, the politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014 under the United Progressive Alliance.

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Why is his biopic titled 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

Just like his stint as the Finance Minister during the Narasimha Rao Government when the nation opened from its Socialist enclosure towards an open economy, Manmohan Singh was the best bet for the highest executive post after Sonia Gandhi refused to take the honor fearing widespread discontent over her foreign origins.

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The genesis of the flick is Sanjaya Baru’s 2014 memoir of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

The flick is based Sanjaya Baru’s 2014 memoir of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Sanjaya Baru is a journalist and political commentator and served as the media advisor and the chief spokesperson of Manmohan Singh during his first term in office from May 2004 to August 2008.

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