Twitter users were upset that the veteran actor was trying to promote his forthcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister on the pretext of wishing the ex-PM.
Anupam Kher faces flak for his birthday greeting for Manmohan Singh
Mumbai - 27 Sep 2018 15:15 IST
Updated : 15:16 IST
Anupam Kher has been receiving praise on social media for his look as former prime minister Manmohan Singh in the upcoming The Accidental Prime Minister (2018). But that certainly wasn’t the case for the message he sent Manmohan Singh on his 86th birthday yesterday.
Kher posted a video of himself dressed as Manmohan Singh and wrote, “Respected Dr Manmohan Singh! Here is wishing you a very happy and healthy birthday. Maybe I will get an opportunity to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake with you if you ever watch our film. I promise, you will like my portrayal. It is full of sincerity and honesty. Regards.”
Respected #DrManmohanSingh!! Here is wishing you a very happy and healthy birthday. May be I will get an opportunity to have a cup of tea & a piece of cake with you if you ever watch our film. I promise, you will like my portrayal. It is full of sincerity & honesty. Regards.ðÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/1w8y8CwFi1— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) September 26, 2018
Kher began getting trolled by tweeple for trying to profit by playing Manmohan Singh. It was also pointed out to him that the director of the film has been charged with GST (goods and services tax) fraud.
The Accidental Prime Minister stars Suzanne Barnett and Arjun Mathur as former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and current Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
The film is based on the book of the same title by political commentator Sanjaya Baru, who was Manmohan Singh's media adviser in his first term as prime minister. Baru's character in the film is played by Akshaye Khanna.
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You are fit to have Modi biscuits which he throws to Modi Bhakt like you please have it with special Modi Nala Chai Gharam.— Abhijna Ram (@abhijna_ram) September 26, 2018
This is the honestly & sincerity Feku Bhakta @AnupamPKher is referring to...
Jai ho....#HappyBirthdayDrSingh best PM ever after #PanditNehru pic.twitter.com/w23mZSD7s3
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You are the most dishonest actor I've seen all my life. An actor who is motivated to pick roles based on narrow political affiliations. MMS may be the most honest and most accommodative politician in the country today but he should not even let you come near himself.— Sajid Hassan (@IMSajidHassan) September 26, 2018
Sir / don’t you think that your past statements deriding and insulting the former PM are still top of mind for anyone to believe the sincerity of this greeting. Is it because you have a movie to promote in which you are portraying the great man. #JustSaying #Hypocrisy -— Karambir Singh Rai (@kbrai) September 26, 2018
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Expect your next movie similar on jumla man too?— I. Patel (@IdarisPatel) September 26, 2018
It is more of a film promotion than sincere wishes ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Narayan Balaji (@chaluchacha) September 26, 2018
Sir, with due respect, if I were him,I would be heartbroken to see myself like a gulam ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ.— Bharathi Anand (@bharathianand) September 26, 2018
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SIR, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN IF YOU WERE NOT OF BJP AFFILIATION. AND MADE MOVIE DURING UPA YEAR....... YOU CANNOT ADD UP TO EVEN AN INCH OF DR MANMOHAN SINGHJIS NAILS.... BUT GOD BLESS YOU.. AND WAITING TO SEE YOU IN MR. 56INCHI SEENA AVTAR SOON AS POSSIBLE IF U HAVE THE COURAGE...:p— maneesh meena (@ManeeshMeenaIAS) September 26, 2018