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Pankaj Tripathi starts shooting for Main Atal Hoon; biopic releasing in December

Based on the life of of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the film is directed by Ravi Jadhav

Pankaj Tripathi starts shooting for Main Atal Hoon; biopic releasing in December
A glimpse from the set of Main Atal Hoon

Last Updated: 03.58 PM, May 07, 2023


Seen as an ambitious project, shooting for the highly-anticipated biographical drama film - Main Atal Hoon - inspired by the life of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has finally taken off. Acclaimed actor Pankaj Tripathi will play the title character in the Ravi Jadhav-directed biopic, written by Utkarsh Naithani. While the poster of the movie was released in December last year marking the 98th birthday anniversary of the late statesman, who was also known for his taste in poetry, Pankaj has now taken to social media to announce that filming of the much talked-about movie has begun.

Produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Sandeep Singh, Sam Khan and Kamlesh Bhanushali, Main Atal Hoon is expected to hit the theatres in December 2023. Taking to Instagram, the Gangs of Wasseypur and Mirzapur actor, who has already been in the news in recent months for his striking resemblance to Atal in the film’s posters, uploaded pictures from the set earlier today. He wrote, “श्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी' जैसे महानुभाव व्यक्तित्व को साकार करने का अवसर मिला है, मुझे आशा है मैं इस महान व्यक्तिमत्व को न्याय जरूर दूंगा! Filming begins for #MainATALHoon. In cinemas December 2023”. This roughly translates to, “I have got the opportunity to portray the character of a great personality like Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji. I hope I will do justice to this great personality on screen”.

The National Film Award-winning actor, who studied in the National School of Drama before moving to Mumbai in 2004, is hailed for his remarkable performances in several films and series - including Singham Returns, Kaala, Sacred Games, Criminal Justice, Extraction, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Mimi and 83, among others. Apart from Main Atal Hoon, the actor will also feature in OMG 2 and Fukrey 3

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