With the 69th birthday of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the South Indian actor Prabhas took to his Instagram handle to wish him. Along with the birthday wishes, Prabhas also had a surprise. The actor revealed the first poster of Mann Bairagi, a movie that will describe Modi’s journey.
Prabhas captioned the poster of Mann Bairagi as: “A special film on a special person by a special filmmaker on this special day, Happy Birthday @narendramodi Sir. So happy to present the first look of Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Mahaveer Jain’s ‘Mann Bairagi’, an untold story of our PM, directed by Sanjay Tripathy. @bhansaliproductions #SanjayLeelaBhansali #MahaveerJain @dhanushkraja #HappyBDayPMModi (sic).”
A special film on a special person by a special filmmaker on this spl day, HBD @narendramodi Sir. So happy to present the 1st look of #SanjayLeelaBhansali & #MahaveerJain's #MannBairagi, an untold story of our PM, directed by Ssanjay Tripaathy#HappyBDayPMModiJi pic.twitter.com/JX60XFnG7R
— Prabhas (@Prabhas996) September 17, 2019
Considering Prabhas’ comment, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s direction will reveal the untold story of PM as the writer and co-director unwraps about the plot saying “untold story from the life of the Prime Minister which has not been in the public domain so far”.
The poster of Mann Bairagi featured the Haryana based actor Abhay Verma who is seen walking alone in a deserted area and a bus in the posters highlights the theme of journey in the film.
All Abhay had to say about the poster of Mann Bairagi was, “I had imagined myself in a poster like this but I never thought it would happen this soon and that too under the influence of such masters of the craft. So excited to finally share the poster of Mann Bairagi, got to work with such an amazing cast and crew who’ve worked so hard to make every shot of the film worth seeing. This journey has just begun. Can’t wait for y’all to watch the film,”
Apart from the revelation of the poster of Mann Bairagi, the co-producer of the film, Mahaveer Jain, and the makers believe that the film is capable of capturing the great moments which play a vital role in the life of any great achiever. Jain says “Mann Bairagi brings out that defining moment in the journey of our PM which has not been in public knowledge so far. I am sure it will connect and inspire today’s youth deeply, and that’s what excited us to work on this film.”
However, Mahaveer Jain also revealed to media that Modi will not be watching the movie. He said, “Mann Bairagi’ is an idea that Sanjay Tripathy has been living with for many years. He is an award-winning filmmaker who has made documentaries for the BBC and the Discovery channel. ‘Mann Bairagi’ is about a moment of revelation in PM Modi’s life that changed the direction of his life. He is a man dedicated to building our nation. We wanted to put forward that incident in his life when he was 17-18 which changed his entire perspective of existence.”
Here is why Modi will not watch the movie
But he asserted that “Modi ji doesn’t like to read or watch content about himself. He is happy that we made the film, but he won’t watch it.”
The announcement of making a film on India’s real hero had already created a buzz among the fans and Prabhas’ revelation of the poster of Mann Bairagi has just added a cherry on the cake.
Apart from Prabhas, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also took to social media to reveal the poster of Mann Bairagi captioning it as: “Happy to present the first look of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Mahaveer Jain’s special feature, #MannBairagi on the defining moment of our PM’s life on his birthday! #HappyBirthdayPMModi,”
Talking about Bhansali’s comment on the poster of Mann Bairagi, he said “The story was very well researched, and the turning point of our PM’s life as a young man, really intrigued me. I felt that it’s an unheard story which needs to be told,”