Pankaj Tripathi To Play Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee In Biopic

New Delhi: Actor Pankaj Tripathi will be seen portraying India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a biopic on him. Three-time National-Award winner Filmmaker Ravi Jadhav will be directing the biopic of the former Indian prime minister.  

Produced by Vinod Bhanushali and Sandeep Singh, the film titled ‘Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye- ATAL’ is written by Utkarsh Naithani. 

Speaking about playing Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pankaj Tripathi 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 mentioned that he couldn’t have asked for a better story to direct. “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,” he said in a statement. 

Producers Vinod and Sandeep Singh believe that Pankaj is the best option to play the part 

“Unanimously, we all had imagined Pankaj Tripathi playing Atalji since we began discussing the film. We are delighted to have one of India’s finest actors playing the part. We also have an exceptional director ‘Raviji’ on board who we are sure will bring the story of our exemplary leader beautifully,” Vinod Bhanushali said. 

 “India is soon going to celebrate the life of Atal Ji and his political ideologies. We have a powerful duo of Pankaj ji and Ravi ji to bring the story to life. We aim to release this film in Christmas 2023 which also marks the 99th birth anniversary of Bharat Rana Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji,” Producer Sandeep Singh added. 

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