Mumbai: Well-known actor Pankaj Tripathi will act in the biopic of former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Pankaj said in a statement, “It is an honor for me to portray such a humane politician on screen. He was not just a politician, but more than that, he was an excellent writer and a renowned poet. Being in his place has been nothing but an experience, a privilege for an actor like me.”
According to a statement released by the makers, the film will be directed by three-time National Award winner Ravi Jadhav, one of the renowned directors of the Marathi film industry and written by Utkarsh Naithani. ‘Whether I live or not, this country should remain – Atal’ revolves around the journey of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of the leaders and co-founders of India and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
National Award winning director Ravi Jadhav said, “For me as a director, I could not have asked for any better story than Atalji. On top of this, the makers support Atalji’s story and bring to the screen an exemplary actor like Pankaj Tripathi. I hope I can live up to people’s expectations with Atal.”
Producer Vinod Bhanushali shared, “Ever since we started discussing the film, we all unanimously envisioned Pankaj Tripathi to play Atalji. We are happy to play the role of one of the finest actors of India.
Producer Sandeep Singh said, “India is soon going to celebrate the life of Atal ji and his political ideologies. We have a powerful pair of Pankaj ji and Ravi ji to bring the story alive. Our target is to release this film on Christmas 2023, which is also the 99th birth anniversary of Bharat Rana Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji.
Presented by Bhanushali Studios Limited and Legend Studios, ‘Atal’ is produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Sandeep Singh, Sam Khan and Kamlesh Bhanushali in association with 70MM Talkies and co-produced by Zeeshan Ahmed and Shiv Sharma.
Tags: Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Bollywood, Pankaj Tripathi
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 18, 2022, 15:28 IST