Pankaj Tripathi, to now take on the role of Atal Bihari Vajpayee!
Pankaj Tripathi has been roped in to play the title role in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s biopic Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye – Atal. The movie is being directed by Ravi Jadhav and financed by Bhanushali Studios Ltd and Legend Studios.
The makers announced that Pankaj Tripathi will be taking on the role of former Prime Minister of India today. Talking about this role, Pankaj said, “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.”
Director Ravi Jadhav also added on this matter and said, “For me as a director, I couldn’t have asked for any better story than that of Atalji. On top of this, having an exemplary actor like Pankaj Tripathi to bring to screen Atalji’s story and the support of the producers. I hope that I can live up to people’s expectations with ATAL.”
Coming back to the movie, this biopic was announced on June 28, 2022, and it is based on the book, The Untold Vajpayee: Politician And Paradox by Ullekh NP. The makers are expecting to release this movie in Christmas 2023.