Boman Irani roped in to play Ratan Tata in PM Narendra Modi

Image instagrammed by Boman Irani
Image instagrammed by Boman Irani

Talented actor Boman Irani, who was most recently seen in Khajoor Pe Atke (2018), has been signed on to play business tycoon Ratan Tata in the forthcoming film PM Narendra Modi. As the title suggests itself, the movie is a biopic on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Irani began shooting for his portion in Ahmedabad on February 17. Talking about coming onboard, the actor says that a lot of people tell him that he resembles the industrialist, so when the makers approached him for the role, he just lapped it.

“Whenever I shared my pictures on social media, a lot of people said that I resemble Ratan Tata. As luck would have it, I got a call from Omung (Kumar) for the part and I accepted it immediately. Mr Tata has put up the Nano plant in Gujarat, which played an important role in the state’s development and that aspect is a part of our story,” Boman reveals.

The actor adds that he has met Ratan Tata on several occasions in the past. “He is extremely soft-spoken and one of the finest gentlemen I have ever come across. He is full of grace and kindness. As a part of my prep, I have been going through his videos and audio clips online which are mostly speeches from conferences. For the part, my focus is to get the essence and the personality accurate,” he adds.

PM Narendra Modi stars Vivek Oberoi in the title role. The film is being produced by Sandip Ssingh and Suresh Oberoi. Omung Kumar is helming the project.