Pankaj Tripathi To Play Atal Bihari Vajpayee In Late PM’s Biopic; Release Date Christmas 2023
New Delhi: Actor Pankaj Tripathi might play the role of the three-time Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the much-anticipated film on the veteran leader.
The film titled ‘Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye – Atal’ will revolve around the life and the times of Vajpayee and will be helmed by three-time National Award winner Ravi Jadhav, a renowned director of the Marathi film Industry, and written by Utkarsh Naithani
“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,” Tripathi was quoted as saying by News18.
“For me, as a director, I couldn’t have asked for any better story than that of Atal ji. On top of this, having an exemplary actor like Pankaj Tripathi to bring to screen Atal ji’s story and the support of the producers… I hope that I can live up to people’s expectations with Atal,” Jadhav told News18.P
Producer Vinod Bhanushali said that unanimously they had all imagined Pankaj Tripathi playing Atal ji since they began discussing the film and now, they are delighted to have one of India’s finest actors playing the part. “We also have an exceptional director Ravi ji on board, who we are sure will bring the story of our exemplary leader beautifully,” he said.
Producer Sandeep Singh informed that they aim to release this film in Christmas 2023, which also marks the 99th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji.