Actors playing politicians is the flavor of the season. Neil Nitin Mukesh made us all sit up as Sanjay Gandhi from Madhur Bhandarkar’s emergency drama, Indu Sarkar. The actor’s uncanny resemblance to Sanjay Gandhi was striking to say the least!
Aamir Khan as Laloo Prasad Yadav
Laloo Prasad Yadav is not a man to stay out of action. He is a real star due to his crowd-pulling capacity. In his long career, he has served as Railways Minister and found himself in the fodder scam. A part of the Mahagathbandhan, he finds himself in a soup now but is a real fighter. Aamir Khan can look exactly like him and it is a layered character he might enjoy portraying.
Paresh Rawal as Amit Shah
Every political leader would give anything for a right hand man like Amit Shah. Born into a wealthy family, he through his astuteness rose in prowess in Gujarat’s co-operative sector. Post that, he became influential in sports and finally earned glory as the ruling party’s president. He is a complete do-er, from organising mega rallies to keeping tabs on opponents, Shah is known for his calculations. We feel Paresh Rawal will be a great choice to essay the role of this shrewd, ambitious and hard-working politician.
Akshaye Khanna as Yogi Adityanath
It would take a superb actor to play a character as layered as Yogi Adityanath. He left home to become a sanyasi and became the mahant of the Gorakhpur Ashram. Throughout he derided political parties for their dilution of the Hindutva philosophy and was known for his violent ways. However, he became a campaigner for the ruling party and assumed the post of the Chief Minister. He is known to be eccentric, hot-tempered, controlling yet shrewd and we’re sure that Akshaye would love to dig into the multi-faceted character.
Vidya Balan as Mamta Banerjee
There are a few similarities between the hot-headed, rebellious and tenacious Trinamool Congress Leader and the film diva. Like Mamta, Vidya Balan is also a pioneer in many things. Mamta has been the first woman Railways Minister of the country and has been the Chief Minister of Bengal since 2011. She has fought many ideological battles, especially her decision to halt industrial development for the betterment of farmers.
Akshay Kumar as Arvind Kejriwal
We feel no other actor can do as much justice to the role of Arvind Kejriwal as Akshay Kumar. Not only do they have a physical resemblance but also share similar viewpoints on many aspects. An engineering graduate, Kejriwal has won the Ramon Magsaysay Award as well. The man behind the Jan Lokpal movement, he quit a high profile job in Income Tax for public service.