Some learned critics thought Anupam Kher’s performance as former prime minister Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister to be a mimicry of the actual man’s walk talk and mannerisms.
Wonder what they would say about Anupam Kher’s brother Raju Kher playing ManmohanSingh in a cheap Rahul Gandhi bio-pic entitled My Name Is RaGa.
Directed by one Rupesh Paul who has a well-earned reputation for launching exploitative controversial cheap films based on topical subjects most of which never get released, My Name Is RaGa features a cheesy looking Rahul Gandhi ripoff (played by one AshwiniKumar) and an even cheesier-looking Narendra Modi ripoff(played by Himant Kapadia).
But the real shocker of the show, and the one that makes your stomach churn is theManmohan Singh ripoff played by Raju Kher who happens to be Anupam Kher’s brother.
Anupam, it must be recalled, had played Manmohan Singh just a few weeks ago in first-time director Vijay Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister. Raju seems to be mimicking his brother rather than Manmohan Singh.
While Anupam rightly desisted from commenting on this sibling apery, a source close toAnupam says, “Raju does his own thing as an actor and Anupam doesn’t interfere at all. They lead separate lives. Just why Raju chose to play Manmohan Singh so soon after Anupam had done the same, we don’t know. But it looks more like a gimmick that the director specializes in than anything else.”
One thing is for sure. The grotesque ‘film’ on Rahul Gandhi should be banned immediately. And for no other reason except the fact it offends all concept and definitions of good taste.