Akshay Kumar unveiled the first poster of Mann Bairagi on PM Narendra Modi’s 69th birthday and is directed by Sanjay Tripathy produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
“I haven’t made the film for chaploosee (sycophancy). And I’ve no idea whether it will reach Modiji or not. For me, it was important to discover how a chaiwala at 16 became the Prime Minister at 64. It is a highly motivational story, and one that would inspire young people, not just Indians, all over the world,”
Tripathy says the Modi project is a sort of companion piece to last year’s National award winning film Chalo Jeete Hain also produced by Mahavir Jain and directed by Mangesh Hadawale. “In Chalo Jeete Hain there were incidents from Modiji’s childhood. My film is about the two years in his late teens when he left home and travelled in pursuit of Swami Vivekanand’s teachings by visiting Swami Vivekanand’s ashrams. But he did not have the necessary qualifications to be inducted in any of them. But Vivekanand remained a major on Modi.”
Says Tripathy, “Every youngster goes through a period of churning. Not everyone emerges from that period of uncertainty to become a Narendra Modi. What were the forces that made him into the figure that he is? That’s the question I’ve tried to answer in my film.”
Meanwhile, PM Modi recently hit the news headlines as he attended a grand Indo-American event in the US. Soon after he attended the event along with POTUS Donald Trump, the #HowdyModi started trending on social media nationwide. The PM of India and President of the US met to resolve the issues and ease up the trade-related tie-ups of between both countries.